Let me ask you a question. As you look back over your organization’s performance this past year, do you notice any patterns? Maybe there were periods of time that your teams performed at a very high level or maybe they didn’t perform well at all.
The Threat of Redundancy
A Recipe for Greatness
Now, research suggests that peak performance is achieved when employees find great meaning in their work and when leadership is intentional about creating an environment and culture that stimulates this process. As a leader, one of the most important things you can do to help build a peak performance organization is to hold regular staff meetings. Bring your people together at a fixed time, to talk, discuss, catch up on progress, learn how the company is doing, and generally share ideas, opinions, and insights.[bctt tweet=”Peak performance is achieved when employees find great meaning in their work.” username=”JasonCarthen”]
Peak Performance Teams
My research on high performing athletic teams suggests that organizations who engage in regular discussion about the values, principles, and behaviors that guide the decisions of the team create a groundswell of support for a common goal. This esprit-de-corps motivates the entire group to move forward with synergy and a sense of urgency.
The Leader Sets the Tempo
The leader who encourages values such as honesty, openness, punctuality, responsibility for completing assignments, and quality work can tap into an endless source of meaning and motivation to carry the organization forward to peak performance and remarkable outcomes. Some of those sources of motivation that bring meaning to work are:
1. The sense of belonging to, or accomplishing something.
2. Making a better society.
3. Providing a superior customer experience.
4. Personal development, reward, and empowerment.
At the end of the day, progressive business leaders try hard to improve motivation and productivity within their workforces because they recognize it’s a key to achieving peak performance.