I love the work of Robert “Bob” Mager with his framework for preparing learning objectives, and criterion-referenced instruction (CRI), and for his work on dealing with performance problems.
If you haven’t already read his book “Analyzing Performance Problems” and the included process flow, you should. It is a valuable tool to invest in for figuring out why people aren’t doing what you think they should be doing.
According to Mager, there are potentially seven reasons why people drop the ball on performance results. I continue to see these seven reasons highlighted in my work with employee recognition, let alone why things don’t get done at home, or even within my community and church responsibilities.
Let’s take a closer look at these seven reasons. (more…)