For decades, the research team at the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) has studied what separates high-performing organizations from their lower-performing counterparts. The results of that research have consistently shown that companies that excel in the following five domains are typically high performers:
The results were interesting, if not startling. The gap between higher-performing and lower-performing organizations has widened considerably from previous studies.
You can download their white paper here: The five domains of high-performance organizations.