High-performance organizational cultures create an undeniably positive impact on the bottom-line. High-performance organizations with a well-defined core set of motivational drivers create “marching orders” that drive alignment to organizational objectives and attainment of mission. Effective drivers emanate from a platform rooted in the establishment of a foundational, rock-solid purpose from which a dynamic vision, set of values, and sense of mission emerges. High-performance organizational cultures drive ROI correlations of 30 percent or more.
High-performance organizational cultures, the antithesis of the “personality-based" cultures dominated by strong formal and informal leaders, create synergies through the alignment of mission objectives to specific performance expectations shared and owned by every person in the organizational population. These expectations are then matched to organizational and individual competencies, talents, and skills and drive motivational rewards ranging from acknowledgement and recognition to bonuses, incentive compensation, and increases in EBITDA. Personality-based cultures align to an overall attainment of and correlation to under 9 percent ROI.
Alignment of performance expectations (Expectations) with competencies, talents and skills (Capabilities) and recognition and reward opportunities (Motivators) forms the foundation for the creation of an operating model and a system for management of a high-performance culture.