- High Performance Organizations
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At INNOVA Group, we are constantly talking with our clients about the importance of being a high performance organization. High performance leaders, high performance project management, and consistently utilizing processes and systems are keys to creating a high performance learning organization.
What does the term “high performance” with those additional words above mean? I decided to take to the internet and search “high performance”. Apparently, it is not a “fly by night” term that will go away, not that I believed it would. Even “High Performance Team” is defined fairly well on Wikipedia (a concept within organization development referring to teams, organizations, or virtual groups that outperform all other similar teams and they outperform expectations given their composition). Below are the sites/subjects on high performance that I discovered.
- High Performance – Team USA Volleyball
- High-Performance Nutrition®: The Total Eating Plan To Maximize Your Workout
- High Performance Auto Parts
- High Performance Engineering
- Building High-Performance Teams
- Leadership techniques for building high performance teams
Apparently, organizations and even sports teams aim to achieve and sustain high performance and market themselves as such. The key is to continue to achieve and sustain high performance. As excellence is reached, customers or competitors will demand a higher level of excellence to achieve high performance and remain marketplace relevant.
High performance organizations learn with customers faster than the competition. By doing so, they satisfy customers, assure profitability, promote change and improvement, and achieve and excel in a marketplace. High performers know focusing only on the status quo quickly generates organizational obsolescence and entropy in dynamic, customer-driven marketplaces. They use customer expectations, marketplace chaos and performance measurements to focus themselves and others.
High performance organizations are open system learning environments. These organizations seek to satisfy customers by systemically engaging all stakeholders in identifying opportunities to serve and capture potential. This is accomplished through management practices and self-governing techniques that use a common language, understood and shared management processes, a Developmental Leadership culture, system governance and strategic change management to leverage human and organizational potential.
High performing organizational stakeholders succeed in the present while supporting systemic change and continuous improvement to position the organization for the future. Without focus on the duo of current and future opportunities, high performance cannot be achieved. Balance in thought and action is a way of life and realizing that excellence will always be something to achieve, sustain, and achieve again is key to being high performance.
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