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About Performance
Management Company

Who is PMC?

Performance Management Company is proud to be in existence since 1984 and while initially established by Dr. Scott Simmerman as a consulting company focusing on service quality improvement, by 1992, the focus shifted to team building and leadership development through the creation and selling of unique and useful products to better involve and engage people in their workplace. PMC is recognized, worldwide, for its two flagship products, The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine team building game and the Square Wheels Approach to engagement, collaboration, innovation and change.

Why it exists?

PMC’s dedication for creating valuable tools to positively impact and strengthen employee engagement, teamwork, collaboration and workplace happiness has driven us to keep on producing and growing. Our products have evolved from Scott Simmerman originally sharing his tools in seminars and workshops with the global training and development audience into selling fully supported and highly acclaimed training materials.

Vision. Mission. Values. Motto.

The role of the Expedition Leader is to help teams be successful.

The Round Wheels are already in the Square Wheels Wagon.

Don’t Just DO Something, Stand There!

Nobody ever washes a rental car.

Why Choose our Products?

Performance Management Company has been selling its products since 1993 to a global mix of organizations as well as hundreds of small businesses, schools/universities, health organizations and independent consultants who have found the products to be a great return on investment as they receive high marks for participant satisfaction, engagement, uniqueness, flexibility, ease of use and a successful outcome.

The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine-Onsite and our Square Wheels Toolkits are each a one-time purchase with limitless use and no further fees paid to us. The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine-Online is set up in a different way that uses per-participant fees but there is no limit as to how often you would have access to this  virtual game.

Our commitment is to continue to create tools that will be useful, impactful, engaging and reasonably priced in the global marketplace. Collaboration is our driving force and we are open to any suggestions, criticisms, innovations, ideas or possibilities that may exist. We stand behind our products with a money-back guarantee and the satisfaction of thousands of appreciative users and participants who have experienced our products.

Our Process

You may purchase any product online and most are downloadable at the completion of your transaction.

The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine-Onsite team building game has support materials that are not downloadable and, therefore, will be shipped to you but we will send you the leader’s files electronically so that you can quickly become familiar with the play of the exercise even before receiving the supporting materials.

If you need your purchase by a certain timeline, we will do our best to make that happen.

The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine-Onsite team building game requires the purchase of tokens for each participant and then can be used at your discretion.

Leadership Team

Scott J. Simmerman

Scott J. Simmerman

Ph.D., Former Managing Partner, PMC

Founding the company in 1984 and retiring in 2019, Scott has chosen to re-engage with the company to support the creation of useful tools for the new, remote workplace. All of PMC LLC’s products are in a continued new development phase to better align with the motivational issues of the new workplace, fantastic tools made more, better and faster.

Jeff Simmerman

Jeff Simmerman

Managing Partner, PMC LLC

Jeff’s work experiences in customer service, supervisory and management positions motivated his decision to join PMC to help further create products leading to a healthier and more efficient organizational culture for everyone. He has been responsible for overseeing the development of the Lost Dutchman’s Virtual team building game and looks forward to it positively supporting employees and organizations impacted by today’s changing workplace environments.

Joan R. Simmerman

Joan R. Simmerman

Partner, PMC LLC

Joan has been involved with PMC since 1986 and has enjoyed being part of the creative process of helping to market and support PMC’s products being used and appreciated by people and organizations in over 40 countries and excited about introducing our new virtual tools for team and workplace improvement.

Chris Fisher

Chris Fisher

Operations Manager, PMC LLC

Chris joined PMC in 2010 and been instrumental in the development of our website and other technical aspects of the company. He is also our go-to-person for all kinds of input and support regarding the packaging and shipping of our products and customer service. Now with the virtual world impacting organizations and employees everywhere, his enthusiasm for our Lost Dutchman Virtual team building game keeps him further energized in working to promote its success and our other virtual tools to follow.

What our customers have to say

Steve Welland, Owner - Strategic Development Institute, Urbana-Champaign, IL

Simply Superb! We use this program all over the country with our clients and it is ALWAYS rated as one of the best programs delivered. Works in all types of companies and drives organizations toward Collaboration and Teamwork! The debrief options allow you to fully customize the delivery to any audience. Well designed and easy to deliver. That, combined with all of the knowledge and support of Dr. Scott, and you have the best Team Building simulation out there…BAR NONE!

David Simpson Co-Founder + Director of Learning & Development Team Building Asia

We have been using The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine for over 15 years. Our clients love the activity and are always greatly impressed with its great metaphors and linkage to their day-to-day business. These are then used to create meaningful Action Plans with real and tangible outcomes that aid strategic planning, closer collaboration and more. Highly recommended!

Denise Fera Science North, Canada

Just wanted to let you know we delivered this yesterday at our annual recharge. It was fabulous! Interactive, fun, insightful and lots of learning…that’s part of our brand at Science North so a perfect fit. Debrief was “awesome” and fit so well as we prepare to launch our new strategic plan which has as one of its key priorities an “Awesome Organizational Culture” goal. Great team building tool; well worth the investment. I can’t think of a better way to have kicked off our re-charge!

Clients who have experienced our world-renowned games

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