At Purepost, we define Workplace Impact by breaking it into the following elements: knowledge, skills, behavior, and effort. The subcomponents of this definition are defined as follows:
- Knowledge-command of a body of facts required to do a job. Knowledge is broader than a skill; it represents the intellectual context within which a person performs.
- Skill-facility with the means and methods of accomplishing a task. Skill may range from physical strength and dexterity to specialized learning.
- Behavior-an individual’s observable ways of acting that contribute to the accomplishment of a task. The way one manifests values, ethics, beliefs, and actions.
- Effort-the conscious application of mental and physical resources toward an end. Effort goes to the heart of the work ethic.
The Purepost Knowledge Center focuses on Workplace Impact development for two reasons. First, research shows your workplace impact brings economic value to businesses by increasing their customer satisfaction and creating competitive advantage. Moreover, two subcomponents knowledge and skill are looked at as essential in driving creativity and innovation, which in turn drives organizational change and long-term growth. Second, studies find that workplace impact, specifically knowledge and skills, can be increased exponentially through education and training. Therefore, the aim of the Purepost Knowledge Center’s personal development series is to enhance your knowledge and skills to be a measurable value-added force.
The Knowledge Center offers a four-part personal development Series, each with several 30 to 40-minute online micro-training courses.
- Series I: Entering the Workforce
- Series II: Operating as a Productive Team Member
- Series III: Operating as a Productive Team Leader
- Series IV: Operating as a Productive Business Unit Leader
We invite you to take advantage of the website to research, learn, and confirm your knowledge and skills for an ever-changing work environment.
The Purepost Team
Anthony R. Garcia, Sr., Ph.D., (LTC Ret.) is President & Co-Founder at Purepost Inc., and the creator of our Intellectual Property.
Purepost uses Behavioral, Organizational and Systems Science (BOSS) to advance Veterans’ careers and help companies quickly and easily bring America’s best talent into their workforce.
Dr. Garcia is also responsible for the design and development of curriculum and course content for the Knowledge Center.
Dr. Garcia served for 20 1⁄2 years in the United States Army and held a variety of command and leadership positions in both the United States and Germany. He successfully commanded three times at both the company and battalion levels; and served as a certified organizational effectiveness staff officer. Dr. Garcia is the recipient of the Army’s Legion of Merit Service Medal.
Since leaving the Army, Dr. Garcia has worked in the private sector for 27 years, holding executive leadership positions at two major U.S. firms and teaching positions at two universities. He possesses deep domain knowledge of how both military and civilian organizations run and the crucial skills necessary to be successful in each. He is a recognized expert in the “Skills and Transformational Approach” to leadership and high-performance work systems. Dr. Garcia is a master leadership practitioner, researcher and theoretician, who specializes in the transfer of human performance capital, as it applies to the transition process of moving from the military to the civilian sector or moving from one civilian industry to another.
As noted above, after leaving the U.S. Army and prior to joining Purepost, Dr. Garcia held several significant civilian leadership positions as a corporate executive. He served as the Director of Manufacturing Operations, Director of Human Resources, Senior Corporate Consultant for Leadership and Organizational Transformation, and Manager of Leadership and Organizational Development for a major U.S./Mexico retailer and manufacturer. He served as Director of Leadership, People, and Work Effectiveness for one of the largest U.S. security printing and marketing companies, where he played a significant role in the company being recognized as a 2001 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. Dr. Garcia also served as founder and President of G3 Leadership & Organizational Consulting, Inc. Finally, he served as a Core Assistant Professor of Leadership in the Leadership Studies Doctoral Program at Our Lady of the Lake University and as an Adjunct Professor of Organizational Development at the University of the Incarnate Word, both located in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Garcia was educated at St. Mary’s University (B.B.A.); the University of Oklahoma (M.H.R.) Organizational Development; and Our Lady of the Lake University (Ph.D.) Leadership Studies. Additionally, he is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College and the Army’s Organizational Effectiveness Center and School where he gained his certification as an organizational effectiveness consultant. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, “A Study of the Relationship among the Constructs of Transformational and Transactional Leadership and Conflict Management Style”. In 2015, this study was rated one of the 25 Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses of 1.7 million full-text graduate works across all subject areas.