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:
- Knowledge rich context for innovation
- Stimulate people to higher levels of performance
- Great places to work
- Values based