Performance: 37% Potential
‘People are our most important asset’ said the CEO before taking a pause. ‘But, the data tells us that they are operating at just 63% of their full potential’. ‘That is a wake-up call’ she continued.
‘Imagine what we could achieve by tapping into the missing 37%’ the CEO added after a short pause. ‘Alternatively, imagine what will happen if we don’t!’’ she continued in a more somber tone.
Before long, an ambitious goal was set to raise the score to 75% of full potential being utilized within 12-14 months. Progress was measured on a quarterly basis with leaders and their units / teams taking responsibility for progressively unlocking ‘the missing 37%’.
Data revealed % of full potential exploited of 63%
Here is a snapshot of the data showing how an additional 12% of performance potential was exploited:
Performance Potential: The percentage of full potential being exploited rose from 63% to 76% over 12 months, thereby excedding the target set.
- Intrinsic Motivation
Performance-Under-Pressure: Data revealed a rise in well-being and intrinsic motivation of approx. 10%, while the perceived level of pressure fell by a similar figure.
Performance Dynamics: Structural changes had a positive impact, with the score for design increasing by 12%. Improved scores for cohesion, adrenaline and respect represented a cultural shift in the organization..
‘Unlocking even a small percentage of so much untapped potential could transform our organization, even our industry…