5 April 2022

How is a High-Performance Culture defined ?

A High-Performance Culture is the result of the effort made by leaders to promote and achieve the best possible output from employees through the introduction of universally accepted norms and behaviour benchmarks, also helped by providing the best possible workplace ambiance.

This definition obviously still leaves many questions as to establishing which values and beliefs should be promoted and how they should be communicated to the work force. When they are defined and forming part of the employees’ mission statement these will shape the staff’s perception of what is expected of them and will help the company to be better prepared for the challenges and reaching goals. This will also enhance the productive value of the workforce and enriches the business in both human resource capabilities and overall turnover.

Which are the attributes of a High-Performance Culture?


The founders and leaders of a company are the strongest contributors into shaping the culture of such company. Their personalities are most likely to effect the way their employees will think and operate. For such reason, leaders and persons having a vested interest in the company should lead by example and have control over which traits of their characters they wish to see replicated. They should, therefore, be careful to control other human attributes which might be counter productive. Hard working leaders often provide the driving force through their example to their staff especially when pursuing hard to meet objectives.

Staff Empowerment and Engagement

Companies which follow a high-performance culture will want to make sure that their work force has the necessary knowledge, skills and tools in order to ease judgement when making decisions. It is a proven fact that employees who feel empowered engage better and make better decisions when faced with problems.

Training and Development

Keeping your employees up to date with latest developments in work methods and technology makes for a better high-performance culture. For this reason, it is advisable to invest in your employee’s capabilities and through a proper evaluation of their talents and skills, support and incentive their growth within your organisation.

A positive approach to progress

Even if you are satisfied with the way your company has achieved the high-performance culture you had in mind, this does not imply that it will be forever that way. You should be prepared for future changes brought about by various elements such as increased competition, changing market trends and technological advances. Your organisation should plan ahead and make contingency plans for these changes. Possibility for change must always take the upper hand as opposed to faith in a status quo. This mindset will make your organisation time proof and will allow it to maintain an easier seamless operation.

Join our webinar on Performance and Setting a Performance Culture being held on the 27 April 2022. More information from this link.