How is PerfectCoaches Brain-based?
If you check out the wide variety of products in the “learning and performance ecosystem,” each one, be it an LMS, a coaching tool, or a performance management system, relies on the brain because that is where complex cognitive tasks are performed.
What sets PerfectCoaches apart is that the focal point is not content, not the process for delivering content (in a course or in a performance review), but behavior—what the brain helps a person do. For purposes of this blog post, we will refer to people using PerfectCoaches as team members, or, collectively, the PerfectCoaches team.
PerfectCoaches was built from the ground up on the principles of human cognition that make “self-managed operant learning” possible. The term “self-managed” means that, instead of passively accepting the fact that their behavior is “controlled” by the antecedents (“cues,” “triggers”) and consequences (“rewards,” “punishment,” “reinforcement”) of their actions, team members become mindful of the antecedents and consequences of their behavior in daily life. By reinforcing this mindfulness via feedback to Journal entries, PerfectCoaches helps put the learner in control of what they do.
How does the method work in practical terms? The foundation is self-awareness, behavioral focus, and feedback.