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Learning & Performance Strategies

Your plan of attack for achieving your capability goals.

To get the best out of your people and help them be confident and competent requires a sound strategy with a clear pathway to achieve performance goals.

A learning and performance strategy gives you a solid plan of action designed to achieve a business goal or desired outcome.

How we can help you

We work with you to create learning strategies to align with your strategic business goals, designed to deliver the best learning experiences that will develop your people’s performance capability.  

Our strategies are based on understanding the needs, challenges and opportunities within your organisation, so that we can ensure the learning strategies we recommend will optimise your business for success, both now and in the future.   

Our approach is consultative and collaborative; we also ask the challenging questions and present fresh thinking. 

We take a pragmatic approach to capability development, and favour a whole of job perspective where appropriate.

Having a clear learning and performance strategy is crucial to support successful implementation of:

  • Strategic initiatives or major change projects
  • Major technological changes
  • New products and services
  • Wide-reaching legislative or regulatory changes

When Gallagher embarked on our eLearning strategy we searched for a company that could fulfil our strategy and give us something that represented our brand and values. Optimism had a good track record and already had undertaken work for other big brands over many years. The team knew the industry and had clear guidance to help us plan our strategy and have a clear outcome. ....the feedback has been overwhelming.

National Sales Manager, Gallagher Group

NZSTA has been working with Optimism for over two 2 years now and we have always found our dealings with them to be professional and effective. They truly care about our business and continue to look for innovative solutions for our needs. They are approachable and supportive and great at keeping us on track. I would thoroughly recommend them to any progressive organisation.

Operations Manager, NZ School Trustees Association (NZSTA)

We partnered with Optimism to transform our internal product knowledge in to e-learning that is accessible for our global sales teams. From the initial consultation through to development and delivery Sussan and her team demonstrated patience and true business partnering in their flexible approach to our business and strategy.

Sales Capability Specialist - Global Ingredients, Fonterra

Why Optimism?

Expert consultation

We bring 25+ years’ experience to your project, giving you access to best-practice from a range of organisations and industries.

Proven outcomes

We have created learning & performance strategies for some of NZ’s most successful organisations, so you can be confident we will help you get results.

Fresh perspectives

We’ll ask questions to challenge the status quo and encourage new thinking, whilst bringing our experience from other organisations we’ve worked with.

Case Studies

NZ Blood Service
Warehouse Stationery


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