June 7, 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Human Organizational Performance
Dr. Camille Peres, Texas A & M University, School of Public Health
The term “Human Performance” is used in many ways—for those in sports, it is used to describe physical performance, for those in psychology, it describes what people do when performing a task. Recently it has been used when discussing how to mitigate the risk of human error. A more comprehensive investigation into this would necessarily include the organizations responsibility an impact on this as well—thus the commonly used phrase, Human Organizational Performance. The challenge of this perspective can sometimes be that it is limited to a focus on reducing human error and thus does not look at how to support all of the other attributes of the ways humans “perform” or work. The goal of this talk is to expand the concept of human performance beyond human error that may, in fact, not only improve safety but also, increase efficiency and effectiveness.