Contrary to what many company directors and business owners believe, fostering a high performance company culture is not all about awarding high bonuses and giving all those little perks that are meant to encourage workers to excel in their tasks. Rather, it is all about establishing and working with a company-wide mission statement or policy in which everyone is on the same page, working towards the same goals. No one understands this concept better than Angel Business Suite and here their operations manager looks at ways to cultivate a culture of high performance in your company.
Located at 23 – 26 St Albans Place, London N1 ONX, Angel Business Suite knows what it takes to operate a high performance company. After all, they not only lease office space to some of the UK’s highest performing SMEs but are also up there amongst the top of the industry in what they do as well. Their operations manager has witnessed the massive growth of many of their ‘tenants’ over the years and all seem to have a few very basic traits in common.
“What we have witnessed here at Angel Business Suite is that those companies that grow the fastest are the ones in which everyone is working towards common goals, on the same page so to speak. Although their offices may be located here with us, they collaborate with other departments and keep everyone aligned so that the right hand always knows what the left hand is doing and one department’s goal is every other department’s goal as well. They all strive to help each other and work solidly as a single unit.”
Furthermore, the operations manager contends that it is all about the recruitment process. It is important to hire people who are in tune with your objectives, your mission. It is vital to actively seek people who have the potential to be a part of the team. “Yes competition is good and a motivating factor in many cases, but having the ability to be a team player above all else is what really matters in cultivating a high performance company,” she says.
When it comes to keeping your staff at their highest level of performance, it is essential to look at employees’ needs. Allow them to take ownership of the tasks they are given and encourage them to strive towards bigger and better things. Give them a sense of empowerment. When you have everyone working together as a team, a team with a single-minded goal, you will have a company that has truly established a culture of high performance. “Remember,” she says, “there is power in numbers and if everyone is working together towards a common goal, that power is magnified exponentially. Set a mission statement and live by it as a team. That’s a high performance culture in a nutshell.”