Written by Stephen Hobbs

culture high performance, extraordinary experiences

culture high performanceQuick Response to an Article about High Performance Culture re: Destination

Instead Suggesting Culture High Performance re: Journey

Consider …

Culture is about human interactions and the artefacts that result from those interactions.

Culture is the white space of the organization chart in complementarity with the climate along the lines connecting the boxes. No one person owns culture … people are influenced by it just as they influence it.

Having offered this perspective …

The following title was proposed in an article … to which I offered the following comment.

How Managers Create High-Performance Cultures


The content of the article offers responses to the “How” in the title … and they are helpful.

While the phrasing of the title includes “high-performance culture” … would it matter if the phrasing was “a culture of high-performance?”

I ask because “high-performance culture” suggests a destination perspective of culture … as in people are seeking to work at high-performance and its something they consider the prize upon arriving. Its like saying we’ve created this product – how do you like it so far.

Whereas “a culture of high-performance” suggests another destination perspective. However, it does leave for room for non-high-performance work. There is wiggle room in arriving at this destination. It still has a product flavour – yet the process is becoming apparent and important.

So how about “culture in which high-performance is recognized?” While longer – the statement speaks the truth of what is happening. Do you agree?

And so by extension … consider Co-Create Culture High Performance:

What about “How Do Managers Co-Create Culture for High-Performance?” That is … to co-create a culture in which high-performance is encouraged and supported as a process (rather than a product) along the culture journey.

More important … How Do Managers (Executives) Co-Create Delivery of Extraordinary Experiences in the Words of Their Employees and Customers?

Any responses to the questions – especially the last one … please add them below:

Yours for the wellth of it,


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First published WELLthBlog.com November 2013