The Sandbox Blog
This is where I share studio notes and thoughts from behind the scenes here at Creative Sandbox Solutions™ HQ. I’m all about process here, and I’m transparent about mine, so you can learn from both my wins and my mistakes.
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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend two conferences “back East”—the International Forum of Visual Practitioners, in Montclair, NJ, and the Applied Improvisation Network, in Stony Brook, NY (with a Learning Journey in Manhattan).
As a visual practitioner, of course I took visual notes, also known as sketchnotes (a term invented by Mike Rohde, author of The Sketchnote Handbook (aff), so I thought it would be fun to share some of them here on the blog!
Sketchnotes are personal notes designed for the note-taker’s private use. They are not intended to be displayed—they’re notes… with visuals.
Research shows that read more…
Beware the performance reset—it’s a double-edged sword!
Yes, they help low performers, but it turns out they HURT high ones.
A new study finds that for people who were already doing well, resets are demotivating and actually cause #performance to decline!
The study analyzed archival data from Major League Baseball, and found that when traded across leagues, players with high batting averages saw a 13-point decline!
What’s going on here?
The researcher say resets affect self-efficacy, or confidence about future performance.
“Given a chance to put past performance failures behind them, employees may…recover more easily,” she writes.
“However, managers should be aware that performance resets affect employees differently…. [They] may consider communicating positive expectations to and instilling confidence in top performers when a reset occurs.”
From HBR Sept/Oct 2019
Your turn: have you ever wanted a chance to hit the reset button?