Our science & research is centered on 3 aspects of performance:

Performance Potential

There is a fascinating paradox.  It is that so many organizations are meeting (and indeed exceeding their targets) while their people are operating at between 50% and 70% of their full potential.  The data says that this is true of leading global corporations and internet start-ups alike. But, how can this be? Well that is the No.1 BIG idea from our research – the concept of Performance POTENTIAL.

Performance Losses

The average team is capable of up to 39% more – that number is derived from our research across 47 markets and 12 industries. Why does so much potential go unexploited (even in organizations that are hitting and exceeding their targets)? Well, the answer is Performance Losses – some 200 factors that prevent individuals and teams from realizing their full potential.  Our research has focused on measuring, modelling and unlocking these losses.

Re-modelling Performance

There are lots of models in the world of business – take Porter’s 5 Forces and McKinsey 7S for example. But how to energize and engage Generation X, Y and Z executives in the dialog about performance and potential?  To communicate the latest research we needed a new model.  The result is a F1™-inspired model to re-energize how leaders and their teams talk about performance potential and measure it too.

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Data-Driven Approach:

The Power of BIG Data

The pitstop is powered by BIG data – so it is data driven and evidence based.  At its core is a complex algorithm,  big data visualization and predictive modelling.

The pitstop is a breakthrough in the measurement not just of performance, but of potential too.

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Pitstop Research Series of Books

The multi-disciplinary pitstop research is presented across a series of 6 acclaimed books.

The objective of these books is to share our research as widely as possible with all those interested in performance. 

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Product Suites

Analytics, Books & Kits

Books such as Pitstop to Perform™ are just a part of a larger product suite. 

At the core is Pitstop Analytics™ – they methodology behind which is revealed in the book.  

The book forms part of the pitstop workshop kits that is used to engage executives in the analysis of their performance potential

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Scientific Validation

Ten Year Global Research Program

Here is a visual overview of the pitstop multi-disciplinary research.

Read the full details behind the pitstop research program here.

Research Scope

Global Research Programme

The pitstop meta-model and process has been built with more than 900 teams in some of the world’s biggest organizations.

The research spans 47 markets and 12 industries incl: IT, Financial Services, Professional Services, Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals, Executive Education & Training, Retail and Distribution.

Find details of the methodology and sample composition here.

Research Perspectives

Multi-Domain View

Performance is complex and no one discipline has all the answers. A multi-domain perspective is key to the robustness of the pitstop meta-model and process.

To complete the performance jig-saw the pitstop leverages the latest insights from the fields of social psychology & behavioral economics, as well as organizational design, group dynamics, strategy and execution.

World 1st

Performance Meta-Model

Growth Pitstop pioneers the use of a meta-model – a unique combination of Metaphor & Model – to communicate the latest science, with power and simplicity.

Built around BIG data analytics it is the first to integrate dynamics and and team design with strategy and execution. It is also the first to focus on performance losses and a means of transforming them into measurable gains.

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Behavioral Insights

The Psychology of Performance

Pitstops address the emotional and psychological aspects of performance, linking a change in behavior to results.

Pitstops leverage the latest insights from the fields of social psychology and behavioral economics, incl: Growth Mindset, Psychological Safety and Psychological Well-being.

Pitstops translates ideas into action through a powerful change-engage model and proven results-based learning.

Science that Engages

Managing Complexity

Pitstop models, analytics and underlying research, although highly complex, have intuitive appeal. That is no accident – they are designed for cognitive ease and decision simplification.

Pitstop research and development, has been accompanied by a major investment in visual design, process development and user testing.

This ensures maximum engagement as well as decision clarity regardless of functional background, language or culture of the audience.

Building the first level of the Pitstop Meta-model™
at a management away-day.