Category Archives: It’s About People

Mapping Performance

There are a number of very simple ways to map how you get tasks and work done in your teams.

1. Draw a diagram. This is basically a picture version of a task, like an idea sketched on the back of a napkin. It usually works best for broad-stroke overviews of a task, job, process or procedure.

2. Outline the task. This helps when you are dealing with more details and allows you more freedom to edit as you develop the map.

3.  Draw a flow diagram or flow chart. This is good to use when you are formally documenting work or are seeking approval for a change you want to make.

There are also much more complex tools for mapping work. Vizio and Mind Mapping come to mind. There are quite a number of tools to help you develop and correlate mind maps … standalone, over a network or on the internet.

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Posted by on July 1, 2011 in It's About People


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Positivity in Performance Management

This blog focuses on managing performance while adhering to positive principles and is a part of the Los Angeles-based consulting practice, It’s About People.

One thing is certain about every business or enterprise: It’s About People.

We interact, coordinate, negotiate, discuss, make and fulfill agreements and contracts, experience and learn, grow, socialize, play and live … with people. As people, we like our skill and effectiveness in each of these actions (and many others) to grow. This is Performance Development.

It’s About People focuses on three areas in Performance Development:

  • Performance Management
  • Employee Development
  • Personal Development

Performance management is about your actions with people you lead, manage or supervise.

Employee Development is about making things better for a business or enterprise by making things better for its people.

Personal Development is about focusing on key principles in your life with increasing integrity.

We work with you to be more effective in all of your actions and interactions with people in your life. For greater effectiveness that leads to greater results, remember: It’s About People.

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Posted by on June 20, 2011 in It's About People