Every organisation has its own culture of values, attitudes, aspirations and vision that is created by the people who work in it. It’s what makes an organisation unique and sets it apart from its competitors.
A high-performance culture is achieved when everyone working in an organisation shares its vision and trusts and values each other’s contribution. Central to creating a high-performance culture is the alignment of individual, team and organisational competencies to create a competitive advantage.
- What does your organisation wants to be and what does it want to achieve?
- Is this clear in the vision, values and mission of your organisation?
- Are all employees aware of where the organisation is going? Have they bought into the culture, so they start to think in more creative and innovative ways and are better able to deal with challenges and change?
- Is your organisation focused on achieving specific goals and plans for performance excellence by building the skills and competencies required to grow the business?
- Is the strong leadership in place that is needed to ensure that new skills and performance excellence are sustainable and simply becomes the way things are done?
Once a high performance culture is in place, it is essential to continue to plan, monitor and manage it so it remains aligned with what you want to achieve. Having employees on board is essential in this as a culture of performance and success helps build loyalty with employees and other stakeholders which in turn creates advocates to promote the company positively to others.
With a culture of excellence in place, your organisation will be more effective, your teams more motivated, more able to deal with change and adversity and to interact and collaborate to make things happen. Your organisation will be positioned for success with a vision that is meaningful and inspiring and also aligns with your employee’s personal aspirations.