This workshop looks at the psychology of peak performance. What is it, what gets in the way and how it can be sustained?
There are four sections:
- What does peak performance look like and why does it matter?
- What gets in the way of peak performance (both practical and psychological)?
- Performing under pressure –what behaviours detract or contribute to peak performance?
- Feedback and Recovery – in order to reach peak performance, we need feedback about performance, and ‘time out’ in order to commit to recovery.
By focusing on peak performance in terms of behaviour , we help people to make sense of their busy working lives as well as cope with the barriers to performance which they inevitably experience.
- reduction in frenetic but ineffective activity
- improved use of information technology (particularly email)
- heightened ability to focus on the task for optimal effectiveness
- greater clarity of goals and objectives
- understanding of proven cognitive behavioural techniques for dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings
- heightened motivation and commitment
By focusing on practical behaviour change in the workplace we ensure that training translates into more effective work behaviours and ultimately, better performance. Using well-validated research instruments, changes in key dimensions of individuals’ performance can be measured before and after the programme so that success is not simply anecdotal but factual.