Imagine for a moment that you’re the Chief Executive of a new business, and you’re offered a choice of two teams to work in your business.
Team One consists of people who are well-educated, have been on many training courses, and have lots of qualifications. The people in Team Two have done this sort of work before and have proven themselves capable of doing the work that needs to be done in your new business.
Which team would you choose?
It’s a question that we have asked CEOs, company directors, and managers, as well as people in L&D and HR in both the public and private sectors.
How did they answer?
Ninety-nine per cent of the people I’ve asked that question have picked Team Two.
They all knew that in the moment when a job needs to be done, capability to do the task counts far more than the amount of training someone has done or even the amount of knowledge they possess.
In his second book, People Alchemy founder and managing director, Paul Matthews, explains the importance of capability to organisational performance and why L&D and HR, and in fact every department must make the capability of people and the organisation a priority if they want their company (and their jobs) to survive in the current and future economy.
Paul shows why focusing on performance and results rather than learning or training is key to business survival and why it’s a mistake for L&D, HR and Training to continue to focus on creating content, and then delivering it, either in the training room or online.
You’ll discover the key roles that L&D and HR have in developing capability to improve individual and organisational performance and the practical steps you can take within your organisation to start or enhance this process.
He explains the fundamentals of a systems view of organisational performance and the critical role that HR and L&D have to play in organisational design and development. The book will also show you how you can move away from the passive (and quite often ineffective) role of training order-taker to become a performance consultant, and a major player in improving organisational performance.
And it explains why HR and L&D need to learn to speak and understand the language of business and put an end to the isolation professionals within such roles experience. You’ll also find out the five critical components of capability and the importance role each plays in any organisation’s success.
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Here are the chapter headings:
Foreword by Charles Jennings
Chapter 1 – Survive and thrive with capability
Chapter 2 – Changing your perspective
Chapter 3 – The new L&D role
Chapter 4 – The components of capability
Chapter 5 – The Performance Consultancy process
Chapter 6 – Getting the meeting
Chapter 7 – What to do in the meeting
Chapter 8 – After the meeting
Chapter 9 – The role of the manager
Conclusion – Towards a performance culture
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For this, you will discover how the role of anybody involved in workplace learning, enhancing capability and improving performance MUST change to successfully manage the critical shift to cater to the performance needs of the organisation. Here is how to tangibly improve worker capability and performance, right at the point of work.
“Wherever there is poor performance, it is because someone is not capable of doing what needs to be done. Something is stopping them doing the job in front of them. This book shows you how to operate as a performance consultant and identify and deal with the root causes of poor performance.”
“You can’t solve a problem if you don’t know what it is. Paul Matthews truly knows the ins and outs of how to get the best outcomes from the L&D perspective. His book, Capability At Work: How to Solve The Performance Puzzle is invaluable. We have used his methods ourselves with great success.”