Performance Matters Podcast

Award Winning Podcast

Listen to business leaders, performance improvement practitioners, and learning and development professionals discuss their work alongside new trends and best practices.

Performance Matters, GP Strategies’ award winning podcast, analyzes emerging strategies, technologies, and their applications for employee development.

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Featured Episode

Gamification 2.0: How Game-Based Learning Strategies are Levelling Up

Over the last few years we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the way our clients are using gamification with real intention. Not a gimmick or just something different to grab attention, but with a specific behavioral goal in mind for a specific audience. What does this mean for the kinds of games and gamified learning we’re making, and what benefits has this created for our clients and learners?

In this episode, Micheal Thiel is joined by two active practitioners in the learning experience space, Rich Calcutt and Emma Jourdan of the GP Strategies Learning Experience Team, who share insights on gamification 2.0 and how game-based learning strategies are levelling up.

Recent Episodes

Emerging AI Trends in L&D

The possibilities for artificial intelligence tools are almost limitless, and the learning and development industry is abuzz with this excitement. Listen and discover which AI tools are leading the charge right now.

The Human Roles and Skills of an AI Future

Listen to Jeff Fissel from LTG and Matt Donovan from GP discuss where humans fit into an AI future. In this episode, they explore how organizations are using AI and what boundaries are emerging, AI assistants, AI fails and cautionary tales, and the human roles and responsibilities of a world full of AI assistants.

Simplicity in Learning Design

We are in the age of velocity of information. Overwhelming people with data is a challenge. The IT industry calls it Big Data and is constantly struggling with how to reduce vast data sets down into understandable information.

Listen to Scott Barber and Michael Thiel discuss the science of delivering information to learners effectively, from designing for what learners actually need to the “training vs. learning” problem and how individual performance leads to business performance.

4 Ways to Harness AI in Your Enterprise

With the emergence of generative AI, every company will be impacted. To face this challenge, companies need to decide how they will approach AI. The first step is to ramp up employees’ understanding of generative AI concepts and tools and then ensure they are being used responsibly.

Learn about four ways to harness AI in your enterprise from Matt Donovan and Sanchita Sur, CEO of Emplay.

Building a Technical Workforce with Nontechnical Workers

Technical skills are in high demand. while workers flock to information-economy desk jobs, organizations in trade industries like energy and automotive are really struggling to fill all their open technical roles. Listen to Roger Boisse discuss how organizations can craft a successful technical workforce and how technical skills can be taught and developed, even among those who come from nontechnical backgrounds.

Compliance Training: Past, Present, and Future

When you think of compliance training, what experiences come to mind? Listen to Andrew Joly interview Dr Elizabeth Hornby about the poor perception of compliance training and how to approach it in a different way to drive performance.

Learning Experience: A New Perspective on Learning for the Future

Listen to Andrew Joly and Ella Richardson discuss the future of learning. Join the conversation to uncover innovative approaches that deliver fresh and engaging content to learners.

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Award Winning Episode

In this episode of the podcast, Tom Pizer joins the show to discuss how the Metaverse is changing the way organizations will interface with their learners. Watch and experience what VR has to offer, from interacting with the simulated environment to showcasing various opportunities to deliver learning.

Virtual reality and the Metaverse can be effective with hard skills development, to develop skills in a safe and effective way. However, it can also be used for developing very important soft skills.”

Tom Pizer

Meet the Host

Michael Thiel

With nearly two decades of thought leadership in corporate L&D, Michael Thiel has a passion for developing experiential learning that “sticks”. Working on the agency side, Michael has directed award-winning content for some of the most admired brands in the world, including: Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Toyota, Honda, Acura, BMW, Kia, and Sub-Zero Group.

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