Build high performance habits
What is a Boost?
Create a recognition-rich culture
Lack of recognition is the top reason why people quit. Meanwhile, companies with a ‘recognition-rich’ culture vastly outperform others.
So how come traditional rewards and recognition schemes often fail? And how can you create a recognition-rich culture?
The answer lies in focusing on the small stuff that adds up: sharing Moments that matter, consistently.
Start by creating a Boost that nudges your colleagues to share a Moment of appreciation each week, to let someone know why you value them.
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Create a focused, high performance culture
Create a culture of accountability
Supercharge strategic planning, agile and more
Reduce meetings and boost productivity
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How to Create a High-Performance Culture
What is a high-performance culture?
Culture is about the values, beliefs and behaviours embedded into the organisation. High-performance culture enables the organisation to achieve superior results and growth for the business and the people.
Employees working within a high-performance culture will be highly-motivated and productive and have everything they need to succeed and meet their goals. They feel supported by their manager and are aligned with the company’s values.
A high-performance culture should create a safe and open environment where employees feel trusted and valued.
What are some examples of high-performance team habits?
High-performance teams use habits to promote better performance from the team and the individuals that make it up.
Here are five habits that high-performing teams often have. If you can instil these in each team member, you will be able to optimise overall performance and company success:
- Set clear goals and review regularly – How can a team perform well and produce great results if they don’t know what they’re trying to achieve?
- Use effective communication – The best teams communicate regularly, clearly and constructively.
- Problem-solving mindset – A key quality of a high-performing team is overcoming obstacles because nothing is ever smooth sailing!
- Trust – They develop trust by fostering genuine relationships with each person that goes beyond the workplace.
- Psychological safety – Sets high-performing teams apart, a dynamic that leads to smarter team decisions.
How long does it take to form a habit?
We know that certain habits can impact the quality and efficiency of our work and how well we interact with people around us in the workplace.
How long it takes to form a habit depends on the person. Creating desired habits in the workplace takes time and dedication. Without a significant transition period, you can’t expect your team to change instantly and do things in new ways. Every transition period depends on the complexity of the new habits you are looking to introduce.
What’s the difference between habits, routines and rituals?
When we talk about the habits of great teams, it’s often shorthand for something a bit more complex. Generally, it means a cycle of repeating actions regularly and can be a combination of habits, routines and rituals.
We tend to use these interchangeably, and it ultimately causes a bit of confusion. But here are the subtle differences between the three:
- Routine: A routine is a sequence of actions that are followed regularly. It takes effort to make routine happen. An example of routine in work is setting new goals each quarter.
- Habit: Habits are behaviours that start as a choice and become an unconscious pattern. This could be asking everyone to give their opinion in a team meeting.
- Ritual: A ritual is a sequence of actions endowed with something unique, an extra level of awareness that creates a more meaningful moment. We guess you could call it a special routine. An example would be sending a personalised welcome pack to every new start in the company.