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I Want You… For a Research Project

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

I’m looking for participants for a research project I’m launching the week of October 5th. The focus is on performance in the workplace, it’s at no cost to the participants, and everyone will learn from it.

Over a six-week period, participants will be asked to spend just 5 minutes per week answering three 2-part questions. Over that time, the participants will become aware of things that positively and negatively impact the performance of themselves, their employees, and their organization. This awareness alone will help the survey participants improve performance in the workplace.

But wait, there’s more! At the end of the six-week period, I will assemble a report outlining the learnings from the survey – one part will be specific to the individual, and the other part will be a compilation of all the participants’ responses. Obviously, I will ensure the information is presented anonymously, so sensitive information will not be shared. And most importantly, I will provide recommendations on how performance can be improved in the workplace.

I also plan to bring together any of the participants who wish to gain even more insights from the study for a round-table discussion, where individuals can learn from the results and each other.

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it’s more important than ever for employees to perform at their best. Without that, jobs, careers, and entire companies may not survive. And yet, research has shown that 77% of employees in the US do not perform at their best, and 44% admit to only doing what is required to get by in their job. That’s dangerous!

I’ve conducted some informal surveys over the past year, and have begun to discover critical information that could make or break an organization – things that lead to employees not performing at, or even near their best.

Imagine if even most of the employees in your company performed just 10% better. What impact would that have on the organization? What impact would that have on you personally?

I expect this survey to provide some keys to doing just that – to helping more individuals and teams perform better.

If you have interest in participating in the project, or know anyone else who may want to, please contact me by email or post a comment below. I am looking for variety in terms of the types of industries represented, the size of the organizations, and the types of individuals. Ideally, the participants will be business owners, C-level executives, or any level of manager (preferably, with more than 3 people reporting to him or her).

Again, if you’re interested in learning how you can improve performance in the workplace by participating in the project, please contact me by email or post a comment before October 7th.

P.S. – I’m also collecting information for a book I’m writing, and I’m hoping that some of what I learn from this project will make it in print. So, if that interests you…