Zone of Peak Performance
What is Peak Performance?
Looking for an actionable definition of peak performance? If yes, then this is a great place to start.
A model of peak performance and how it can be realized – see video.
In Formula 1™ performing at a high level is not enough. What’s required is peak performance.
The driver’s job is to push the car to the limit. In an increasingly fast-paced business environment, the leader’s job is the same.
But how close to peak performance is your business unit or team? To find out, let’s start with the BIG question:
‘In the Zone’
Unless your unit or team is exploiting at least 75% of its full potential it is not realizing F1™ levels of Peak Performance.
This 75%+ level is called the Zone of Peak Performance™, but it is not a crowded space. Benchmark data across 47 markets and 12 industries puts the percentage of full potential exploited at just 61%.
There is good news however. The strategies to operate in the Zone of Peak Performance™ are now available to your unit/team.
There are 4 zones of performance. These show the percentage of a business unit or team’s full potential that is presently being exploited.
The above image (created by Pitstop Analytics™) shows the percentage of full potential presently being exploited by each member of a leadership team. The names have been changed, but the distribution is typical.
Most people are in the middle – the Normal Zone of between 55% and 74%. A minority are performing at 75% plus, that is in the Zone of Peak Performance™.