What it takes to create and maintain a high-performance culture
31 March 2022
Every employer wants to create and maintain a culture of high-performance within their business regardless of the industry they operate in. achieving this not only means better employee engagement and increased motivation and productivity but also improved staff retention and loyalty. So, what does it take to foster this culture in your own business? There are several ways you can start putting together the foundations for this culture, but there are also a few key tactics that need to be considered throughout the process.
In this article, I share four key strategies that can help you build and maintain a workplace culture that values high performance.
Let’s get into it.
1. Build a positive workplace with communication
Communication is one of the most vital aspects of a healthy and functioning workplace. When there’s a culture of open communication that encourages feedback from managers to employees and vice-versa, it allows a meaningful two-way support system to form. Being able to discuss professional and growth goals openly and freely with superiors not only helps to foster a positive workplace but also assists in building a culture of high performance.
Performance reviews are a great way to set clear expectations about employee conduct and performance, they also enable employees to track their own goals and process that encourages them to strive for excellence.
2. Prioritising regular feedback will only bring benefits
Don’t wait until something goes wrong to speak to an employee about their performance. Equally, it’s often not productive to save up feedback for a regular meeting such as monthly or quarterly reviews.
Suppose an employee has completed a great piece of work or exceeded expectations, tell them, and tell them now! Similarly, if an employee would benefit from constructive feedback about poor performance or conduct, it’s most effective to speak to them as soon as possible. Why? Because the event will be fresh in their mind so they can respond, and you’re also providing them with the opportunity to correct the issue before it’s repeated.
3. Empower and inspire your team with quality collaboration and innovation
Having a workplace culture that encourages collaboration and innovation can only be viewed as positive. Employees are utilising each other’s skills and knowledge to create the best strategy, most comprehensive presentation, or most efficient solution while learning from each other. Employees are being empowered to develop, grow, think creatively, and formulate resourceful solutions for complex problems, increasing their engagement and enjoyment at work.
4. The centre of great company culture: values
Strong company values are another element of having a high performing culture – they are the core and foundation on which company culture is built, therefore having employees who are aligned with the company’s values increases employee engagement and encourages everyone in the workplace to act by those values.
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