"Books will soon be obsolete" was Thomas Edison's opinion as
the advent of motion pictures became a dramatic proclamation of the evolving
era of communications. And so it goes
Edison was wrong but with each
new technology innovation, developers and practitioners continue to tinker
with the world of possibilities that Edison saw as a logical consequence
of the technology evolution. Today books are still an important media
but now technology is present in every aspect of human existence.
The most dramatic
innovations are where the focus of technology provides an extension of
the human potential. Evolve Studios centres its capability at this nexus
of human potential:
- how we create and store knowledge,
Learning - how we learn and communicate this knowledge, and
Performance - how we apply this knowledge to human performance.
As in Edison's day,
the gap between expectations and outcomes continues to blur with a barrage
of claims concerning the capabilities of technology and its effect on
human performance. Unfortunately the reality is that hidden production
and deployment costs very quickly evaporate any return on investment predictions.
This all too common problem has lead to a mixed reaction to technology
solutions. Thankfully the technology evolution over the last millennium
provides five significant maxims that will help mitigate the risks. Therefore
Evolve's technology solutions must be:
provide materials that people can immediately use for the performance
of key functions.
- provide a range of styles, approaches and activities that encourage
people to use all their senses and allows them to select an approach
that specifically suits their preference.
- engage people at a psychological level where they are emotionally
involved in the success of the initiative.
- be capable of producing the intended performance outcome over the
dynamic evolution of the business strategy.
- allow people to experience progress and success from their own efforts.
With access to a wide range of specialists, Evolve can assist organisations
continue the realisation of human potential by helping to solve knowledge,
learning and performance problems.