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A New Paradigm of Individual, Group and Organizational Performance

Abstract:    

“The committee is therefore unable to draw conclusions, based on scientific evidence, on what does or does not work to enhance organizational performance” -Committee on Techniques for the Enhancement of Human Performance of the U.S. National Research Council Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (Druckman et al. 1997)


The current model of performance, while having produced many improvements in performance during its hundred-year reign, has been essentially exhausted, leaving in its wake little more than a labyrinth of explanations for human performance. Given that models are constrained and shaped by the paradigm from within which they are generated, a truly new model of performance would require a new paradigm of performance.

Our new model of performance (a part of our new paradigm of performance), rather than adding more explanations for why people do what they do and why they don’t do what they don’t do, provides actionable access to the source of performance. This actionable access to the source of performance opens up a new realm of opportunity for study and research, and for new and more effective interventions, applications, and practices for improving individual, group, and organizational performance. - Authors: Werner Erhard, Michael C. Jensen, and The Barbados Group


Werner Erhard discussing A New Paradigm of Performance
at Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership

 

Academic Papers and Presentations

Harvard Business School Working Paper Series: A New Paradigm of Individual, Group and Organizational Performance

Social Science Research Network: Barbados Group for Development of a New Paradigm for Performance Research Paper Series

Harvard Business Review - First Look, August 3, 2011 - A New Paradigm of Individual, Group and Organizational Performance

A New Paradigm of Individual, Group and Organizational Performance, Full Paper at SSRN

Harvard Business School Working Papers, 2010 -2011

How Language Shapes the World: A New Model Providing Actionable Access to the Source of Performance, Werner Erhard, October 28, 2009

Barbados Group for Development of a New Paradigm for Performance Research Paper Series, Social Sciences Research Network

Center For Public Leadership 2010 videos, JFK School of Government, Harvard University

Other Links

Beyond Coordination and Control is ... Transformation, David Warsh, EconomicPrincipals.com

The Three Laws of Performance, by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan

How to Fix Misunderstandings at Work and in Life, Harvard Business Review

Three Laws of Performance Discussion Guide

Commencement Address by Michael C. Jensen at the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University: Integrity, Authenticity and Being Committed To Something Bigger than Yourself.

Three Foundations of A Great Life, Professor Michael C. Jensen

Management's Worldview: Four Critical Points about Reality, Language, and Knowledge Building to Improve Organization Performance, Bartley J. Madden; Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, Volume 22, Issue 4, 2012

 

 
 
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