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Working on High Performance Organisations in the UK

high-performance-organisations-research-in-the-UKIt is our distinct pleasure to present you with an overview of the high performance organisations (HPO) research and its practical application in the United Kingdom. This booklet contains recent papers which have been published or are in the review stage at journals. Therefore the booklet provides you with state-of-the-art information on High Performance Organisations. In the first paper, ‘The secret of high performance organisations’, an introduction of the HPO ideas and framework is given. The article describes the research behind the HPO Framework and describes the five HPO factors in detail.

The second paper, ‘Working on high performance organisations in the UK: the case of the ATLAS consortium’, describes the practical application of the HPO Framework at a consortium of five IT companies. At this consortium over a period of two years two HPO diagnoses were conducted and the results of these are discussed in the paper.

In-depth research within High Performance Organisations

The main factor of an High Performance Organisation is quality of management. In the third article, ‘Comparing Dutch and British high performing managers’, research into the characteristics of excellent managers is described. The resulting high performing manager (HPM) framework is applied on Dutch and British managers and the paper gives the results of this comparison. When working on becoming an HPO, an organisation may find itself held back by its partners in the value chain. It is therefore crucial that all parties in that value chain improve themselves toward high performance. The fourth paper, ‘The high performance partnership framework as value chain enhancer’, describes who this ‘upgrade’ can be achieved. The article introduces the high performance partnership (HPP) framework which is applied at the five IT partners in the ATLAS consortium. We hope that reading the papers in this booklet will inspire you to start the journey toward high performance with your organisation. If so, please do not hesitate to call us to ask your questions and share your stories and experiences. Bon voyage!

Feel free to download this 80 pages (in PDF) of information about High Performance Organisation research in the UK.

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