About

Birthday:

March 17


Age:

64


Job role

Managing Director


Organisation

Performance Consulting - UK


About me:

Chartered Business Psychologist, Author, specialist in Performance Consulting and Instructional Design. Former CEO of ACT e-learning


Size of organisation (employees)

<20


Areas of professional interest

Blended learning, Content authoring and design, Organisational learning, Performance support technologies and methods, My personal professional development


Sector

Other


Nigel Harrison left a comment for Tanja Walser
"Hi Tanja,  Welcome to the group
Which I must admit I have neglected recently
You might be better lookin at my blog on www.performconsult.co.uk&nbsp; where you can find recent hints and tips and extra learning materials such as video clips 
We are running…"
Apr 6, 2018
Nigel Harrison replied to Mike Collins's discussion Delivery methods / media in induction in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Hi Mike, in a previous role I designed quite a few Induction courses. During the research we found that people want to know about your organisation as soon as they get the job offer. They often have a probationary period when they are keen to learn…"
Nov 1, 2010
Nigel Harrison left a comment on Performance Consulting
"Building the influence of your L&D team
Some ideas

1. Identify your key stakeholders
2. Stop all L&D provision
3. Allocate an L&D "consultant"/ Account Manager to each stakeholder
4. They go and talk to each key stakeholder about what their…"
Oct 28, 2010
Nigel Harrison left a comment on Performance Consulting
"Argyris say one of the key things about a consultant is to be authentic. I tink this links into your personal power and credibility. I recently met some HR conultants under enourmous pressure "just to deliver" this robbed them of their power to…"
Oct 21, 2010
Nigel Harrison replied to Joanna Higginson's discussion What does the ideal L&amp;D department look like? in Share & Learn Good Practice
"Simples. You need enough Performance Consultants to map across to each major area of the business, to assess new requests for L&D and define the business value and do the high level design of performance solution with the line (the priority list of…"
Oct 12, 2010
Nigel Harrison posted a discussion in Performance Consulting
Another problem with "solutionering" struck me recently.  Once our client has decided that "they need a learning solution" (or HR or I.T. or any simple solution) they lock their perception on to implementing that solution at the expenses of other…
Jun 8, 2010
Nigel Harrison replied to Nigel Harrison's discussion Reasons for solutioneering in Performance Consulting
"I heard a great talk at the Association Of Business Psychologist conference by Michael Lazan on
Self Deception
Yet another reason for solutioneering.
He says that people resist the probability that they have a problem
It is the fundamental reason…"
May 17, 2010
Nigel Harrison replied to Nigel Harrison's discussion Reasons for solutioneering in Performance Consulting
"9. Comparison led solution - all our competitors are adopting silver solutions - we must follow them"
Apr 1, 2010
Andy Jones replied to Nigel Harrison's discussion Reasons for solutioneering in Performance Consulting
"6. Tradition. "We've always done it this way"

7. Organisational pressure for solutions that worked in the past. "This worked for that project, so let's do it for this one"

8. Power. "I can tell you what to do and you need to just go and do it"."
Apr 1, 2010
Nigel Harrison replied to Nigel Harrison's discussion Reasons for solutioneering in Performance Consulting
"5. A tendancy to "lock- on" to one solution and therefore "lock-off" to many more"
Mar 31, 2010
Nigel Harrison posted a discussion in Performance Consulting
I am compiling a list of common reasons for solutioneering in organisations, can you add to it?1. The human desire to make things concrete to avoid the anxiety of the ambiguous2. Organisational pressure for quick fixes3. L&D people who like to…
Mar 30, 2010
Nigel Harrison left a comment for Brian Waters
"Hi Brian, glad to send book. What is yur postal address, please reply to nigel@performconsult.co.uk"
Feb 19, 2010
Dave Pearson replied to Nigel Harrison's discussion Are there any Performance Consultants out there? in Performance Consulting
"Nigel, I agree re-positioning a role may be helpful. If a new role is created, I think it needs to give a clear sense of what the tangible output is. I expect most people have a sense that the output from a trainer is training so they can approach a…"
Feb 16, 2010
Nigel Harrison replied to Nigel Harrison's discussion Are there any Performance Consultants out there? in Performance Consulting
"I agree that this is a sticky perception - there are real pay offs for the conspiracy of conveniece and solutioneering. When you ask questions about the performemce problem you are challenging a dominant fantasy and may be stepping on toes. For this…"
Feb 15, 2010
Andy Jones replied to Nigel Harrison's discussion Are there any Performance Consultants out there? in Performance Consulting
"Nigel,

Difficult one really because in L&D we still have to contend with traditional values being assigned to us and they're very sticky. It wasn't so long ago (5 years) that the senior trainer in our part of the organisation insisted on being…"
Feb 15, 2010
Nigel Harrison posted a discussion in Performance Consulting
At the confernece Josh Bersin said one on the top five indicators of a high performing organisation (in the US) was that they had Performance Consultants.  The only onganisation that I know who has Performance Consultants as a role is the Police. …
Feb 15, 2010
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