When you hear the phrase “high performance,” your mind defaults to someone trying to lose weight or going to a personal development seminar. You think of fad diets and a faded poster in one of your employee break rooms.
High performance has to be more than its perceptions if you’re going to build a thriving workforce. You can’t put a dollar value on one good employee.
A good manager can do wonders for an organization but the scope of what they can accomplish still only goes so far.
That manager will need the right team to help them scale their efforts. They need systems that help your company run on autopilot. They need to understand how to fully harness high-performance principles.
Your team has to be able to operate efficiently without the leader’s constant supervision. Their ability to self-manage and be productive is how successful businesses are built.
Investing time, training, and resources into high-performance training can build your team and do wonders for your organization’s growth.
Look at any successful company and you’ll see an organization that invests heavily in high-performance.
Give Your Team More
Every dollar you spend in team building will pay dividends—assuming you’re spending those dollars on training that matches your organization’s mission statement, values, and goals.
Give your employees the kind of training that helps them grow individually and as an organization.
When an employee is invested in becoming the best version of themselves, they’ll be better in every area of their life—this includes their work life.
One out of every three employees says that uninspiring content is a barrier to learning. That means, there’s a need to develop training that entertains and informs.
Not only is this type of training more enjoyable for the employee; it’s more effective, translating into less money spent on retraining.
High Performance is Best Modeled
Your leadership team should be consistent in learning and their commitment to becoming high performing leaders. They can’t give what they don’t have.
Your leaders should be the first “volunteers” for any performance training initiatives you offer. When your leadership team paves the way, your whole organization wins.
Train your leaders.
Listening is an Important Part of High Performance
Change happens when you sit back and listen. The “issues” your employees bring up shouldn’t be an annoyance.
There’s value in going through your company’s Glassdoor profile to see how your employees truly feel. It’s invaluable feedback.
Listen, evaluate, and pivot. Maybe there are simple changes you can make that change the trajectory of your company’s growth.
Your goal is to be open to any feedback that helps you understand your organization in a deeper way. That’s high-performance principles modeled.
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you don’t need to do more to build up your team and give them the tools they need to grow. Invest in their growth and watch your bottom line continue to increase.
Employees have options these days. If you’re going to experience explosive growth, you’re going to need a team filled with great employees to get there. Take a high performance based approach.