Leadership: The 5 Key Components of High Performing Organisations

Every organisation wants to achieve success.  While many achieve short term success, creating long term sustained success is a different challenge.  So what are the components that contribute to a high performing organisation?

Component 1: Open communication

Communication is a core component in any high performing organisations.  Those working in the organisation need to be clear on where the organisation is heading, the challenges it faces and how these are to be addressed.  Leaders and managers need to be skilled at getting all of these points to those that they are leading and managing.  They also need to be actively listening to the ideas, suggestions, as well as the concerns of people.

Component 2: Clear vision

Where is the organisation going in the next 5-10 years?  What is it going to build a reputation for?  How is it going to stand out in the marketplace?  What is going to be different?  These are just some of the questions the high performing organisation needs to be answering in creating a clear and compelling vision that all stakeholders buy into.

Component 3: Continual learning

High performing organisations have a strong desire to stay ahead of the pack.  To do that they recognise that they must continually learn about better ways of getting results and getting the best from people and other resources that they have at their disposal.

Component 4: Results focus

When an organisation is results focussed, it is continually looking for ways in serving customers and delivering better results for them.  After all, without customers, there is no income and without income there is no business.

Component 5: High involvement

High performing organisations have high levels of involvement at all levels in the organisation.  The reason for this is that it provides the drive and motivation to continually deliver great results.

Bottom Line- If you want to create a sustainable successful organisation, you need to focus on some key components.  So what components do you need to develop to take your organisation to the next level?

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Dirk says 11 July 2009

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