• About the Author: André de Waal, Ph.D.

    André de Waal MSC MBA Ph.D. is the author of the new book What Makes a High Performance Organisation, Five Validated Factors of Competitive Advantage that Apply Worldwide from Global Profession…

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13 Aug. 2013 | Comments (0)
The Five Factors of High Performance Organizations: #5 Is Employee Quality
In this blog, I will talk about the fifth and final factor which helps make a company a High Performance Organization: Employee Quality. It is impossible to create an HPO without good people.

18 Apr. 2013 | Comments (0)
4 Ways to Encourage Continuous Improvement & Renewal at Your Organization
In my previous articles, we’ve discussed the definition of an HPO and the first three HPO factors. This article discusses the four characteristics associated with the fourth HPO factor: “continuous improvement & renewal."

19 Feb. 2013 | Comments (0)
Long-Term Orientation is Key to Becoming an HPO
In this blog, I will focus on the third factor that separates HPOs from other companies, Long-Term Orientation. In an HPO, long-term continuity of the organization always takes priority over achieving short-term profit.

18 Jan. 2013 | Comments (0)
Six Ways to Improve “Openness & Action Orientation” at Your Organization
Openness & Action Orientation is integral to the performance of an HPO and is best understood by looking at its six characteristics: dialogue, knowledge sharing, employee involvement, allowing mistakes, welcoming change, and the ability to drive performance.

10 Dec. 2012 | Comments (0)
The Quality of HPO Managers
In my first blog, I outlined what I call the “Five Factors of High Performance Organizations (HPOs).” In this blog, I will look closer at Factor #1: Management Quality.

25 Oct. 2012 | Comments (0)
Leadership Practices at High Performance Organizations
Executives everywhere still see employee performance sliding downhill. By adopting the same leadership practices used by “high performance organizations (HPOs),” a company’s performance stands a much better chance to dramatically change in a positive direction.

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