A challenge to ISPI: Is ISPI truly international? Not really …



This article challenges the International Society for Performance Improvement to recognize the impact of culture on performance improvement research and practice. It suggests that current practice results from a general lack of knowledge concerning the concepts and language used to characterize culture. Brief descriptions of eight key cultural dimensions are provided. It continues by showing how these culture dimensions can impact the Gilbert Behavioral Engineering Model (Gilbert, 2007) and provides a culturally modified human performance technology model (Van Tiem, Moseley, && Dessinger, 2004).