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Friday, December 15, 2006

Key Components of High Performance Organizations

According to research by Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn in their research on "The High Performance Organization:"

  • High performance organizations (HPOs) are designed to accentuate employees’ best performance and to “produce sustainable organizational results.
  • High performing organizations fundamentally underscore the importance of prioritizing people and intellectual capital.

A high performance organization is reflected within a company’s structure, management operating system and culture where everyone participates in a shared vision and innovative leadership, dynamic change, sharing of information, systems understanding, self-managed teams, cross-trained workers, customer focus and the on-going introduction of new technology is present.

The five components of a high performance organization include:

  1. Employee involvement
  2. Self-managed work teams
  3. Integrated production technology
  4. Organizational learning
  5. Total quality management

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