Human Performance Technology

Human performance technology (HPT) may be defined as a systematic and principled practice for improving the productivity of organizations and individuals through coordinated interventions that show measured results. An HPT strategy often includes a range of interventions brought to bear on various causes of a performance problem. HPT is intended to apply to organizational performance in any context. It has been applied widely in workplace, health care, government, and military sectors, and it is seeing increased application in education. Its reach extends globally, both within global corporations and increasingly to local practice on each of the continents. This entry first discusses the development of HPT, HPT models, and core principles of HPT. It then discusses how HPT is used for performance analysis, interventions, and ...

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