ISPI lists attributes of high performance improvement organizations

A new study that takes a comprehensive look at performance Improvement in high-performance organizations. April Syring Davis, Executive Director for the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) announced the study it produced in collaboration with the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp).

ISPI proclaims its mission as using evidence-based performance improvement research and practices to effect sustainable, measurable results and add value to stakeholders in the private, public, and social sectors.

The study, Performance improvement in high-performance organizations, examined the results of performance improvement approaches and highlights ways in which high-performance organizations differentiate themselves from low-performing organizations.

The results included the following.

75% of high-performance organizations indicate performance improvement is engrained in the organization's culture (pursued by all employees, all the time).More than 3 times as many high-performance organizations target performance improvement efforts at the societal/Mega level.High-performance organizations are 3 times more likely to conduct a cost-benefit analysis to decide which performance improvement initiatives to launch.41% of High-performance organizations list "conflicting goals and objectives" as a primary barrier to organizational performance."Misaligned/non-existent incentives & rewards"; the biggest barrier to organizational performance among low-performance organizations.High-performance organizations are nearly 3 times as likely to indicate their leaders are effective at articulating the organization's strategy.Learning, performance management, and leadership development; three of the most effective human capital interventions.

The study report is complimentary for all ISPI members but can be purchased at this link.