Performance Inspiration

Insights, Tests & Inspiration from Formula One™

The powerful strategies and techniques used to drive performance in F1™ are now available to managers and their teams.

However, you don’t need to be a fan of F1™ to leverage the key principles of performance management in your organization.

Pitstop Inspiration

The New Standard for Cross-functional Collaboration

Drivers start the race with a winning strategy,  but must quickly adjust in the pitlane to cope with changing conditions.  There a pitteam of 20 will change all 4 tires in under 2 seconds and return the car to the track with a greater chance of success.

Imagine your team working with the speed, discipline and focus of a pit team.  That is what the pitstop is all about.

Performance Data

Inspired by F1™ Use of Big Data Analytics

Each race car has over 100 senors generating masses of performance data in real time. F1™ teams employ sophisticated visualization and modelling techniques to identify trends and predict performance.  This enables speedy data-driven decisions track-side to maximize the performance of the driver and the car.

Pitstop analytics bring F1™-style data analytics to the optimization of performance within organizations, business unit and teams.

Performance Philosophy

A Obsession with Winning

F1™ drivers and teams are consumed by an unrelenting quest for the millisecond advantage that could win the race.  They live and breath performance, always looking to improve on the last lap.

Pitstop programs are about winning – igniting within teams the passion for performance.

Re-framing Performance

Re-framing the Issue of Performance

In organizations the term ‘performance’ isn’t always positive and conversations on the topic can be difficult.

Growth Pitstop™ changes the nature of the debate around performance through the use of a model and metaphor inspired by F1™  This de-personalizes and de-politicizes the issue of performance, generates new openness, energy and engagement*. 

*The technical term for this is Cognitive Reframing – creating a way of viewing and experiencing events, ideas, concepts and emotions to find more positive alternatives.

Modelling Performance

A Next-Generation Model of Performance

Most models with their straight lines and square boxes struggle to fire up the imagination or stir debate.  We wanted to do for business models what the Apple iPhone™ did for mobile phones.  That is make them a lot more user-friendly and engaging.

The Pitstop meta-model, combines the power of a metaphor with the clarity of a model.  Moreover, it is the first to integrate design and dynamics, with strategy and execution.

Principles of Success

Inspiration from the Racetrack

The Pitstop meta model draws compelling parallels between success at the racetrack and in the executive suite. These include the:

1. The changing basis for competition within an industry or sport (i.e. driver, machine and team)

2. The tale of two teams – the high performing team at the top of the model and poor performing team at the bottom

Click to explore the model and its inspiration for managers.