Business and its challenges are rapidly changing. To stay competitive and in form one needs to build a high performance organization.
When confronted with increased competition, growing technological changes and new strategies, an organization needs to build and sustain a team that seek continuous growth. A belief to have a continuous growth is basic requirement to have a high performance organization.
When one has a growth mind-set, they value passion and commitment. They are more likely to concentrate on growing continuously irrespective of their failures. A high performance organization accepts failure as a part of learning and continues to overcome the flaws that lead to failure.
A high performance organization encourages its employees to express themselves. HPO encourages its team to try different things and stepping out of their comfort zone and reward risk taking which is really necessary to improve an organization’s growth.
A high performance organization depicts the five following behaviours.
- Goal sharing
- Aligning the shared goals
- Measuring the success
- Delegating the authority
- Recognizing results
Goal sharing. It is important for leaders in high performance organization who understands there are individual who learn, individual who create change and individual who produce results and achieve goals. The organizational goal needs to be discussed and shared in common.
Align goals. Once an organization has shared goals it is essential to align those goals according to individual strengths and aspirations. When we encourage employees to do what they are more passionate about, we are seeking out to mitigate the weaknesses by leveraging their strengths. But remember strengths and aspirations changes over time so one needs to review them continuously.
Measure fairly. High performance team focus on measures that impact an individual behaviour. It is very important that the employees are involved in the process and take the responsibilities and the authority to measure that impact.
Delegate authority. The high performance organizations don’t tell its employees how to do a particular job instead ask them or involve them in what to do in a particular situation. The leaders of the high performance teams don’t give orders rather they ask questions. And by doing so they initiate the discovery process of how they are going to impact the shared goals. High performance organizations rely on the ability of the individual to get things done more efficiently.
Recognize results. This can be done in certain ways one of which is communication. Organizations communicate either in written or verbally on the contributions and achievements of the employees and how that is important to an organization’s success. The other way to recognize results is to pay performers. When an organization notices that an employee is excelling in his performance the organization needs to recognize and reward the extraordinary efforts of the employee.
These are the five behaviours that create a high performance team and organization.
The most important thing in creating the high performance organization is engaging the employees fundamentally in the organization.