How Do I Establish a Culture of High Performance?

9 April 2023

“Culture is simply a shared way of doing something with a passion.”

Brian Chesky, Co-Founder, Airbnb

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    Establishing a high performance work culture can transform your organisation's future

    In today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment, it is essential for companies to establish a culture of high performance. High performance culture not only enhances productivity and efficiency but also helps to attract and retain top talent.

    What is a strong culture of performance?

    A strong culture of performance is a workplace environment in which high performance is valued, acknowledged, and rewarded.

    • Employees are motivated to do their best work and are encouraged to constantly improve and develop their skills.
    • The company sets clear goals and expectations, provides employees with the resources they need to succeed, and regularly measures and tracks performance.
    • Feedback is also an important part of a strong performance culture, as employees are given constructive feedback and recognition for their hard work and achievements.
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    The research

    Why strong workplace performance culture matters

    Research has shown that companies with a high-performance culture tend to have higher levels of employee engagement, satisfaction, and retention. A study by Gallup found that engaged employees in high-performance cultures are 21% more productive and 59% less likely to leave their jobs than those in low-performance cultures.

    How to demonstrate high performance in the workplace

    How do you demonstrate high performance in the workplace?

    • Set clear goals and expectations for yourself and your team.
    • Prioritise tasks and focus on important projects.
    • Take ownership of your work and responsibilities.
    • Continuously seek to improve and learn new skills.
    • Collaborate effectively with others and communicate clearly.
    • Meet or exceed performance metrics and goals.


    Constructive Criticism In the Workplace

    But how do you create a high-performance culture?

    Here are some key factors to consider:

    1. Clear goals and expectations

    A high-performance culture requires everyone to be aligned with the company’s goals and objectives. Leaders should clearly communicate the expectations and ensure that employees understand how their work contributes to achieving those goals.

    2. Continuous learning and development

    Providing opportunities for learning and development helps employees improve their skills and knowledge, which ultimately leads to better performance. A culture that encourages and supports ongoing learning helps employees feel valued and engaged.

    3. Recognition and rewards

    Spotting and rewarding employees for their hard work and achievements is critical in creating a culture of high performance. It helps to boost morale and motivation, and encourages employees to continue performing at a high level.

    4. Accountability and feedback

    A culture of high performance requires employees to take ownership of their work and be accountable for their performance. Providing regular feedback helps employees understand how they can improve and where they stand in relation to the company’s goals.

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    At The Speakers’ Gym, we offer courses that help leaders and managers develop the skills necessary to create and maintain a high-performance culture. Our Leadership Development Course and Advanced Team Communication Course are designed to equip leaders with the tools and knowledge to build a culture of excellence and drive business success. Contact us today to learn more.

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