Performance Monitoring

A sign from St George's Park pointing to changing rooms and offices

If you have found this page then you have accessed three themes so far (Introductions, Pattern Recognition and Performance Monitoring).

You have grown up in a world where the technologies that monitor performance have become more sophisticated.

One of the issues that arises from the availability of such technologies is how we, as performance analysts, filter signals from noise. We have so many opportunities to quantify performance that we need to be clear about the ‘why?’ of monitoring.

One of the themes of my visit to the HPX 2017 Knowledge Exchange Conference is the desire to explore the question ‘What is so important we have to share it?’.

As I was developing my practice in performance analysis I was profoundly influence by a paper written by Richard Schmidt, titled  Frequent augmented feedback can degrade learning: Evidence and interpretations. His abstract includes these observations:

Several lines of evidence from various research paradigms show that, as compared to feedback provided frequently (after every trial) less frequent feedback provides benefits in learning as measured on tests of long-term retention.  … several interpretations are provided in terms of the underlying processes that are degraded by frequent feedback.

I wonder how each of us develops a practice that addresses short-term, medium-term and long-term learning.

This practice includes sharing our stories about performance with others. Audiences and Messages is the fourth theme in our conversation. It should be in you inbox within the next fifteen minutes.