Building architects are concerned with the physical design of a structure and with the flow of people through it, the ease of maintenance, emergency access, and a range of other factors. They consider the entire building as a dynamic system with all its parts. Performance architects view each organization as a dynamic system where every part affects every other part. They align all the components of the system to best achieve the desired results. Performance architecture grew out of the field of performance technology (PT). Early applications tended to focus on the workers, but soon people like Geary Rummler, Paul Harmon, Don Tosti, and other PT professionals saw the need to consider the nature of the work, the process, as well. Still others began to apply PT principles to the workplace and developed ways to analyze and address factors like culture, leadership, and strategy. These elements impact every worker and every process. Thus, performance architecture addresses the worker, the work, and the workplace, and does this within a system framework. This session will focus on several case studies, the performance architect models and tools, the recommended solutions and measurable evidence of success.
Review Roger M. Addison’s biographical statement.