We are in a transition from an industrial economy based on the physical sciences to a knowledge economy based on the biological sciences.
Industrial age organizations rely on annual performance evaluations used for ranking employees. This creates stress, stifles innovation and kills collaboration.
Performance 2.0 is for knowledge age organizations and improves performance, innovation, and wellbeing by celebrating our accomplishments, learning how social systems work and expanding wellbeing.
My approach is simple. Wellbeing at work occurs in the process of performing – creating value for our organization. So I ask people to teach me how they do what they do when they produce a valued accomplishment – something they are proud of. One by one they answer my question and soon consistent explanations about wellbeing appear. High performance occurs when people are living and working well together. Living well together, our social wellbeing, occurs in a network of conversations that conserve living well together. This is a social matrix – a network of conversations conserving our social wellbeing while we do our best work together.
When I study performance I study wellbeing, balance, and productivity.
“This has been so much fun! It’s a marvelous way to spend the day, working with friends on serious issues and having success. You couldn’t pay me enough to go back to the old way of managing.”