Get the Spaghetti Off the Wall!

There is an old cooking adage that says, if you throw the spaghetti on the wall, and it sticks, you cooked it correctly—success!  Organizations unwittingly apply the same unreliable logic to their training programs.  They throw training out at a performance issue and hope that it sticks to the wall.  They don’t know if they…

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How to Intrinsically Motivate Your Employees

Are you finding that monetary rewards are just not enough to get your employees to produce high quality material? Do you need to push your employees to get them to do what you want? How can you change their mindset? For so long companies have been largely organized on the standard rewards and punishment system…

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The Value of Long Term Relationships

How many of us have experienced buyer’s remorse? Have you been drawn to buy a gimmicky all-in-one product from a swift talking salesperson or know someone who has and been left holding the bag when it comes to service and follow-up? The value of long term business relationships from a business development perspective is not…

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Invista’s 5th Year Anniversary

  Invista Performance Solutions was formed five years ago as a collaboration of four Pierce County technical and community colleges—Clover Park Technical College, Pierce College Puyallup and Fort Steilacoom, and Tacoma Community College. We have a successful history of providing customized solutions to meet training and development needs for many organizations in Pierce Country. We…

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When the Circus Comes to Town

Does One Size Fits All describe your training approach? There are numerous high profile businesses with tremendous marketing budgets to encourage you to fill their seminar seats and drain your budget with their off-the-shelf seminars when the circus comes to town. You know the ones. You get their postcards and hear their radio advertisements all…

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Don’t take Personality Differences Personally! Use DiSC® to bring teams together.

Diversity is a hot topic today and we consider it through a variety of categories—age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual preferences, personalities—the list goes on. Let’s examine for this short piece just the diversity that exists within the personalities of people. Organizations are making major efforts and spending lots just to get a better grasp…

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Preparing for Training: Applying Change Management Models

Change happens—we risk failure if we don’t manage it thoughtfully and carefully. There are many models that provide guidance in preparing for managing the change and ensuring the changed behavior sticks. A few of the more common models include Lewin’s Change Management Model, McKinsey 7 S Framework, and Kotter’s 8-Step Change Model.

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Invista Brings EQ Benefits to City Teams

Invista Performance Solutions (IPS) has proven again the power of assessments at one of our clients here in the Tacoma area. Psychometric tests which measure skills, knowledge, attitudes, abilities and personality traits are increasingly being used by Human Resources as pre-employment tools and are also being used to support training.  Although these tests can be…

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