Professional Performance for Businesses & Employers

Although originally developed to apply at the level of the individual engineer, PPIR provides a valuable tool for businesses and employers to develop high performance teams.

PPIR should be seen as a change management process, requiring the full and on-going support of senior and middle management.

In particular, PPIR drives improved performance of organisations in areas such as effective communication, pro-active identification and management of risk, greater ability to utilise innovative solutions and more effective task delegation.

Five Reasons for Businesses & Employers to Adopt PPIR

  • Improving Talent Management

    Attract, retain and sustain high calibre staff to build a stronger, more capable organisation.

    PPIR encourages and empowers engineers to increase their level of involvement and responsibility. Reduction in role stress through improved role clarity, achieved through application of PPIR, is a key component for high staff morale and performance.

  • Maximising Individual Performance

    Drive project & operating responsibility & accountability down to the working level.

    PPIR clearly defines expectations of individual engineers and aligns their performance with the corporate and project goals. Improved individual performance can be achieved by application of PPIR, in combination with training and support.

  • Building High Performing Teams

    Guide effective communication protocols and enable key issues to be resolved for effective team performance.

    PPIR provides a structure to maximise communication and cooperation within the team and promote positive team behaviour. Widespread adoption of PPIR encourages a common language and clarity of expectations among engineering professionals.

  • Ensuring Better Management of Risk

    Ensure risks are understood, allocated and managed effectively to ensure no surprises and improve project outcomes.

    PPIR provides a systematic, integrated and pro-active approach to the effective management of risk. Adoption of PPIR ensures that all team members are aware of potential risk elements and play an active ongoing role in risk management.

  • Achieving Effective Contract Outcomes

    Provide a comprehensive approach for the establishment and implementation of effective, outcome-based contracts.

    PPIR provides a template for establishing effective contracts and for the identification, resolution and documentation of issues. Application of PPIR gives priority to ensuring that the contract itself, and its implementation, are focussed on achieving the desired outcomes.

Issues PPIR Can Address In Your Organisation

PPIR can help address several common problems which detract from engineering organisations’ ability to work efficiently.

Trickle-down management

Most companies have well-established systems which are driven by the departmental and project managers; using quality audits, schedule reviews and cost control systems to monitor the work of the engineering organisations.

Information relevant to each of these aspects of the work is often known (or knowable) at the working levels well before the corporate systems makes management aware of them.

PPIR motivates all professional engineers to be aware of issues and pro-actively address them; or report them in a timely fashion.

PPIR drives accountability down to the working level - and drives feed-back up to the management level

Silo mentality

Engineering organisations generally involve a large array of separate groups, split by engineering discipline, operational or project area, or contractual grouping.

This drives the well-known “silo mentality” where engineers work in isolation from colleagues who depend on them, or on whom they depend, to complete their work. Silo mentality produces attitudes such as “it’s not my job” or “no-one told me I needed to think about that”.

PPIR focuses on awareness of (internal and external) stakeholders and their expectations.

PPIR drives effective communication and cooperation

Ineffective delegation

Poor delegation of tasks is to blame for many problems arising within engineering organisations.

This is often due to misunderstandings between engineer and supervisor (or department head and CEO) about the context, scope and expectations surrounding the task being delegated.

PPIR provides an excellent structure for both supervisor and engineer to ensure a common understanding.

PPIR is a highly effective tool for aligning expectations

Key Success Factors in Adopting PPIR

Successful adoption of PPIR within an organisation, as part of a change management process, depends on a number of key factors:

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    Commitment of middle and senior management

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    Identification of benefits to the company and its employees

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    Regular communication to the whole organisation

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    Clear direction to staff to implement PPIR

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    Training for supervisors and other staff

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    Constant reinforcement of requirements

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    Integration into company procedures, including assessments

Roadmap to Adopting PPIR

Organisations wishing to adopt the PPIR Program should follow these steps:

Results of PPIR Training and Adoption Activities

A high proportion of the engineers who undergo PPIR training find it to be a highly useful tool for improving engineering performance. Adoption of the PPIR Performance Protocol drives improved team performance through:

  • Improved communication between groups and breaking down silo mentality

  • Better alignment of expectations relating to delegated (or contracted) tasks

  • More proactive identification and resolution of risk issues

  • Driving accountability down to the working level and empowering staff to provide valuable feedback to supervisors

Resources Available for PPIR Program Adopters

The PPIR team is able to provide a wide range of training and adoption materials and services to organisations wishing to adopt PPIR:

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    The PPIR Engagement & Performance Protocols

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    Comprehensive briefing & training programs

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    Case studies & role play

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    Detailed adoption support processes

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    An integrated PPIR change plan

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