What is the difference between Human Performance Technology (HPT) and Human Performance Improvement (HPI)?
Human Performance Improvement is the goal. Human Performance Technology is the means for achieving the goal. HPT is a recognized body of professional knowledge and skills whose aim is the engineering of systems that result in accomplishments that the organization and all stakeholders value. Many people talk about HPI in loose terms and confuse ends and means. HPT is a disciplined professional field that is systemic in its vision and approach, systematic in its conduct, scientific in its foundation, open to all forms of intervention and focused on achieving valued, verifiable results.