Our Story

TALBOK™ is the product of Dr. Iris Stammberger’s quest to understand effective decision-making in knowledge-intensive work environments. Dr. Stammberger, a cognitive scientist and management consultant, started her career as an engineer working in highly automated and technologically sophisticated environments where she experienced the challenges of complex decision making. Dr. Stammberger’s quest led her to explore the interdependence of the various domains involved in complex work — technology, people, tasks, projects, quality standards, processes, and knowledge demands — the skills and tools that support decision-making and the steps needed to improve performance and learning. TALBOK™ is the result of her decades-long exploration. This proprietary conceptual framework and methodology helps experts in the creation and implementation of performance indicators that guide their decision-making to achieve better performance. TALBOK™ has been successfully implemented by experts in a wide range of disciplines, in numerous organizations and institutions across the globe.

Dr. Stammberger’s Bio

Besides teaching at Lesley University and Bentley University, Dr. Iris Stammberger has been a management consultant for software companies, oil companies, utilities, transportation companies, higher education organizations, and governmental organizations. Dr. Stammberger holds an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. from Tufts University, a M.Ed in Psychology from Cambridge College, a MSEE from the Universidad Central de Venezuela and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de Carabobo in Venezuela. She founded the Learning Management Institute in 2007 with the aim of spreading TALBOK™ globally. Since then more than 5,000 professionals have been exposed to the TALBOK™ performance and learning framework.