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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Part II: Content Curation Ensures Continuous Employee Learning IPS recommends curation as a part of one of our learning campaigns! In the last few years, I have grown to be very proud to be a part of Invista Performance Solutions. Our ‘small community colleges partnership’ offers and delivers the best, top-level, customized training to our…

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Making changes in our organization—Invista Performance Solutions (IPS)—is just as painful as making changes in any organization.  Decisions to incorporate change sometimes seem to introduce a multitude of new problems-something we all recognize, but we still research, study, plan, and decide to make changes despite absolutely knowing that pain accompanies any institutional change. Once we…

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Part I:  Jumping on Bandwagons Whenever a brand new ‘be-all/end-all’ craze threatens to move me to immediate adoption as a solution to my problems as a training professional, I always try to remember ALL  of the fad diets I have bought into during my now rather lengthy lifetime.  Learning the hard way that absolutely no…

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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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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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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 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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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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