Communities that talk, feel, and share well tend to thrive. This can be considered mastering the high performance “triple threat.” It is often too easy to neglect one of these foundations . Whether it be due to time constraints, discomfort, or ego, entities are too often reduced to sharing soundbites about corporate values and staring at the bottom-line (ironically, two things that erode both culture and revenue…). Stepping back and digging into the triple threat drives organizations to greater heights.
Genuine Motivation: Goals that engage and fine tune focus are often right under our noses, but easily get neglected in the face of dramatic proclamations and well marketed agendas. Organizations that embrace motivating factors that favor long-term engagement, productive focus, and community reap a wide range of performance benefits.
Quality Communication: While most organizations have shared goals, members of the team have different life experiences and view situations through varying lenses. When quality communication is embraced, individual differences are found to be institutional strengths rather than divisions. Achievement of great goals is out of grasp when concern for sending clear messages and providing opportunities for understanding are neglected.
Stress Management: A leader that refuses to appreciate and regulate personal stress is likely to infect followers with misdirected energy and unhealthy emotions. Stress is part of any meaningful endeavor. Making reasonable efforts to understand its impact on performance and to develop skills to manage emotion are bedrocks to success.
Organizations that make concerted efforts to care for and develop these three foundations thrive positively and find regular successes.