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The GAP-ACT Model of Human Behavior & Performance


The GAP-ACT Model, also known as The Target Model, is based on Perceptual Control Theory (PCT) as developed and articulated by the late William T. Powers.  It is worth mentioning that Powers himself approved of the GAP-ACT Model.

On the human side of performance we have Goals, Actions and Perceptions.  On the situation side of things we again have Actions along with the Conditions confronting us and that also affect the Targets we seek to control.

The GAP-ACT Model provides useful insights into human behavior and performance and ideas regarding ways of improving performance in the workplace.  It also provides ideas and insights regarding performance problems and their solutions.  The GAP-ACT Model has been proven in practice for more than 30 years.

Fred Nickols is available to make presentations and conduct training related to The GAP-ACT Model.  He also provides consulting and coaching assistance in applying the model.

The links below take you to papers about The GAP-ACT Model (a.k.a. The Target Model) and about PCT.

Links in Red are to PDF Files

Links to Other PCT-Related Sites

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This page last updated on January 29, 2016