Engineering Worthy Performance

I’ve been recently re-reading some of Thomas Gilbert’s book Human Competence: Engineering Worthy Performance. I have yet to see its equal since in the field of performance technology. Originally published in 1978, with a major revision in 1996, Gilbert masterfully applied the principles of behavioral psychology to the world of human performance. A key aspect of his work was to recognize the importance of environment and how it affects performance–pointing to many other factors beyond training that determine how we perform. If you are looking for a detailed treatment of performance analysis and how it can be used to formulate strategies and policies both at school and work, I highly recommend it. Published by ISPI, you can find it here.

One Response to “Engineering Worthy Performance”

  1. Lisa says:

    Reading your post makes me think that I should read it. Pass it over my way when you’re finished!

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