Dr. John Wedman, Director
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
University of Missouri-Columbia
Ph: (573) 882-4546
John Wedman is Director of the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies at the University of Missouri - Columbia. He is recognized in the professional literature for improving instructional development processes, facilitating change and innovation in organizations, and guiding performance improvement efforts. In addition to over thirty years in public and higher education, Wedman has owned and operated two business, providing products and services to a range of customers, including AT&T, Ernst & Young, Nationwide Insurance, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Wedman developed the Performance Pyramid out of necessity. Several years ago, while thinking about why a training program he developed wasn't producing the desired change in performance, he experienced an "inter-ocular trauma" (it hit him right between the eyes). He finally understood what the performance technology people were talking about when they said training was seldom a total solution to a performance problem. Unfortunately, he soon discovered that many of the performance improvement models were too complex and consequently too often used piecemeal or avoided all together.
He wanted a framework that was comprehensive and convincing, systemic and simple. That framework is the Performance Pyramid.