Creating A Culture Conducive To Excellence

Research into high performance (Holbeche, 2005) suggests that while individual performances can have a strong impact on short-term success, it is the culture of the organization that has a more significant bearing on the long-term sustainability of high performance.

Talented individuals can achieve a great deal even when working in a rigid or toxic culture, but they can usually only do so for a short period.  They are much more likely to keep on giving their best when working in a culture conducive to high performance.  

Cultural Characteristics Associated with High Performance Environments:

  • Changeable
  • Knowledge rich context for innovation
  • Boundaryless
  • Stimulate people to higher levels of performance
  • Great places to work
  • Values based
What some great coaches have to say about the culture of a program:

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Posted on July 22, 2011, in American Swimming Coaches Association, athletic performance, coaches education, coaching swimming and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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