Secrets of Speed

Ground-Breaking Methodologies

Research by Dr Raman K Attri

MODELS, FRAMEWORKS, STRATEGIES AND METHODS

TRULY SPEED-ENABLING TIME-TESTED "HOW TO" MODELS AND FRAMEWORKS

RESEARCH ON SPEEDIER COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

I exclusively work on solving “speed-related” problems in learning and performance at the individual, professional and organizational levels. I offer well-researched models presented in practitioners’ language, which enable individual as well as workforce readiness in the organizations at the speed of business.  I derive “how-to methods” from experience, practice-based observations,  analysis and synthesis of past studies or planned research projects. You would benefit from a faster readiness of the workforce, shorter time to market, improved customer satisfaction, competitive edge in the business and increased savings and revenues among other benefits. 

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ACCELERATED WORKFORCE PROFICIENCY

The research on accelerated workforce proficiency focuses entirely on solving the business challenges of accelerating speed to the proficiency of employees in a very holistic manner. As part of this research, I have developed practices, strategies, models and solutions that could reduce time to proficiency of the workforce in any kind of job role in organizational settings by taking a view of the total proficiency ecosystem surrounding the work, worker, and workplace.  

Find out more about recent research on Model of Speed To Proficiency [S2Pro©].

ACCELERATED PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE

My research on accelerated professional performance is concentrated on helping individuals in personal or professional settings to attain desired peak performance in a shorter time. In my research, I noted that the biggest challenge to personal as well as professional performance is either lack of clarity about one’s own directions or is a mismatch in personal and professional trajectories, pulling the individual in different directions. As part of this research, I have developed a range of analytic and assessment tools/templates to Analyze one’s personal and professional ecosystem within which he or she operates, Locate opportunities within that ecosystem for the best performance,  Align his or her personal and professional trajectories to the extent feasible, and Create a zone of “personal” resonance. All this leads to a higher level of personal and professional performance at an accelerated rate.

Learn more about how  Resonance© system can help you as a professional to speed up your performance. 

ACCELERATED COMPLEX LEARNING

The research on accelerated complex learning focuses on accelerating proficiency of new workforce quickly acquiring complex skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, decision-making and troubleshooting skills. Part of this research, I have developed a range of frameworks and methodologies that could enable large-scale organizations, learning designers and training specialists to design/develop/deliver highly efficient technical training and complex learning programs. Derived from over a decade of extensive systematic experiments, I have developed two systems focusing on developing thinkers. These two approaches revolutionize the way organizations develop complex technical and skill training by producing proficiency in highly complex skills at an accelerated rate. 

Traditional instructional design methodologies prove inefficient for large technological corporations to design training for technically complex, technologically advanced, large-scale, state-of-the-art product development. Mission-critical jobs like astronauts, pilots, nuclear technicians, among others, demand the development of a deeper level of proficiency in highly complex troubleshooting, decision making, design, and innovation skills. The rigor level offered by such instructional design methods is no match for the rigor level they use in designing products, technologies, or services. Moreover, traditional instructional design is too rigid that it has its own inertia of development, leading to a longer time to proficiency for such critical jobs.

The System Engineering Approach to Training [SEAT©] is a highly systematic framework for developing/designing training for large-scale, highly complex products using system engineering methodologies that the designers and practitioners have already mastered to design their products in such corporations. Without introducing meaningless training jargon and without having to learn a single new word about instructional design, this systems approach allows competent technical engineers to design any level of complex technical training programs with dexterity and efficiency. 

The framework advocates a systems approach that contains the same tools already familiar to large-scale system engineers.  This framework extends applications of system engineering tools into complex training design. This framework offers “for engineers, by engineers, in an engineering way” tools based on the premise that “training is a product” (as opposed to traditional views of training as a process or service).

Not only does this methodology cut short the development time of a highly complex training program development by 50%, it also ensures laser-focused skill development in a much shorter time. Technical engineers can design highly efficient and effective technical learning programs without having to use traditional inefficient instructional design processes.

Though the framework applies to any technical organization, the best results are attained for larger organizations in need of designing large-scale technical training programs of higher-order complexity.

Talk to me today to see if it is the right approach for your technical training challenges. 

Most traditional instructional design and delivery methodologies are too focused on non-contextual skill development and don’t focus beyond performance during training. The jobs involving complex skills like decision making, critical thinking, problem-solving, troubleshooting, among others, merely mastering the skills within a training program are not enough. They need to master producing results, outcomes, and decisions amidst ambiguous, complex, and uncertain workplace situations. Despite passing training programs in flying colors, the workforce does not get equipped to produce outcomes consistently, reliably, and repeatably in any circumstance, challenge, or hurdle they face. The result is that time to learn and master complex skills is far longer than one can imagine.

Following buzz-words-based methodologies like flipped classrooms, problem-based training, scenario-based learning, etc.do nothing to shorten that time. Traditional training designs do not translate well to complex settings.

The game plan has to be different to develop proficiency at an accelerated rate in complex real-world skills.  The proficiency-Based Training [ProBT©] approach revolutionizes the thinking towards setting up a total proficiency ecosystem around the given job role.

It positions training as one small solution to the overall ecosystem that is required to speed up the learning of complex skills. ProBT© offers breakthrough visual tools to plan the appropriate solutions to provide learners with in-depth knowledge to handle a multitude of complex scenarios at their jobs.

ProBT© methodology provides learning designers with a highly structured, start-to-end, integrated instructional design/delivery process to impart well-rounded skills in solving complex business problems, top order decision-making.

It offers a suite of methods for the unparalleled analysis of proficiency (not competencies) required to do a job and build a total support ecosystem including components like learning sequences, scenarios, performance support tools, mentoring and on-the-job learning, documentation, certification paths, knowledge delivery solutions, on-the-job metrics, and continuous monitoring.

This revolutionary approach applies to any complex business, technical, or medical field. It provides results in a range of professions and jobs involving several levels of complexities.  The end result does not only do it build proficiency, but also drastically speeds up the rate of proficiency in any complex technical or business skill.

Talk to me today to see how it can solve your team’s complex learning challenges. 

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