A recent study by Dr. Andre de Waal of the HPO Center that involved more than 3,500 organizations across 60 countries confirmed what leaders already know:
In High Performance Supply Management organizations, leaders lead with exemplary behaviour, make decisions, adopt a results focus, act with integrity, and coach staff. They don’t micromanage and do the work of their staff.
Leading organizations have top talent that is diverse, complementary, and able to work well together. The talent is also flexible and resilient and committed to making the organization successful.
- Openness and Action Orientation
Everyone is involved in important processes through shared dialogue, change (for the better) is encouraged, and actions are taken to improve performance.
- Continuous Improvement and Innovation
There is an eternal focus on improvement and innovation.
- Long Term Focus
Long term success take precedence over short term profit. Management and employees are in it for the long haul and act that way.