What is it?

The Horsepower System is an online performance-management tool that is helping major corporations worldwide to:

1.       Tap into the passion, energy and creativity of their people,

2.       Improve leadership skills,

3.       Boost employee-engagement and productivity,

4.       Detect people-issues before they grow into people-problems,

5.       Become a "best-place-to-work" in their communities, and

6.       Create an employer-brand that attracts and retains top talent.


This tool not only measures employee engagement on a regular basis, it provides leadership insights (Tune-Up TipsTM) for getting the score to go up. This performance-management tool is based Paul Herr’s critically-acclaimed book, “Primal Management: Unraveling the Secrets of Human Nature to Drive High Performance,” which was published by the American Management Association in 2009.  If you don’t have time to read the book, check out our employee- engagement whitepaper.

Most Fortune-1000 companies measure employee engagement annually using lengthy, expensive, and time-consuming surveys.  These surveys produce thick, complicated reports that often languish, unread, on manager’s bookshelves.  The Horsepower System is different.  It provides a simple, practical, intuitive and affordable alternative to the complicated surveys offered by the big consulting firms.  Click here for a comparison of The Horsepower System to traditional employee-engagement surveys.


 The Horsepower System turns employee engagement from a once-a-year afterthought (once-a-year survey) into an ongoing business priority by tracking employee motivation monthly or quarterly throughout the year with a short, online survey. We think employee engagement is simply too important to monitor only once a year. 


The Horsepower Survey is short (only 7 questions), but there is lots of cutting-edge science behind it.  In fact, it is the world’s first survey based upon neuro-economic principles. We invite you to conduct a thorough investigation of the survey and the ideas behind it.  The deeper you dig, we suspect, the more you will probably like this unique and powerful tool.


The goal of this system is to create the ultimate workplace that is optimally rewarding for employees and optimally profitable for shareholders. The Horsepower System will help you hit a high-productivity sweet-spot where everybody prospers: employees, managers, customers and shareholders. If everybody didn’t benefit, the system wouldn’t work because the losers would refuse to cooperate.


You can demo the Horsepower SystemTM yourself by visiting our demo website, or you can schedule a live, guided demo with [payee_contact_name].  Herr’s book, Primal Management, is like a user’s manual for the software.  Complimentary chapters can be downloaded at primalmanagment.com.


If this system sounds appealing, please call us to discuss the logistics ([phone]).

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Primal Management will be published by the American Management Association (AMACOM Books) in May, 2009.
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