Performance Based Culture

Posted by Ben Whittacker-Cook on Oct 15, 2021 3:08:36 PM

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Often confused as something which concentrates on unhealthy employee competition and ‘the bottom line’, a positive performance-based culture instead focuses on making sure people are as effective as possible in their roles.

The benefits of actively implementing, promoting and maintaining such a culture are so numerous for organisations of all sizes; it makes management accountable, encourages employees to arrive each day highly-motivated, and provides transparency on both sides.

A performance-based culture is an organisational culture built on a set of universally accepted behaviours and norms that are encouraged by leaders and facilitated by optimal tools and processes.

A very close relation of a wider ‘company culture’, this particular concept focuses on making sure teams are enabled to be highly effective in their roles.

A positive performance-based culture helps achieve business goals and creates value. When it’s done right, it becomes a huge asset because while so much in business can be copied, a winning culture based on performance is harder to replicate and can be your all- important differential.

What's the real point?

Okay, so it all sounds very nice, but does it really affect how a business performs? Where’s the proof?

Being able to effectively instil a performance-based culture, together with an organisations purpose, fortifies employees, generates resilience and positions employees to emerge stronger than ever.

More than 50% of executives in the US say corporate culture influences productivity, creativity, profitability, firm value, and growth rates. (Forbes)

Having a culture that attracts high-talent can lead to 33% higher revenue. Part of this comes from hiring talented managers, which leads to 27% higher revenue per employee.’ (Gallup)

Moreover, when employees are engaged, absenteeism is lowered by 41%, productivity boosts by 17%, and staff turnover lowers by 24%. (Gallup)...

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