Rather than attempting to micromanage employees, Enabling Excellence empowers leaders to provide the right conditions for their team members to thrive.
There are many factors that can impact someone’s performance and productivity, from physical and mental health to work ethic, relationships and environment.
We measure these factors through our comprehensive Employee Excellence SHAPE survey, which gathers data and tells us what our colleagues need. The survey quantifies these factors and provides science-backed insights to employees, managers and executives.
Collaboration and Trust
Performance management should not be limited to annual reviews. Enabling Excellence instead focuses on providing regular feedback to your team members, acknowledging their accomplishments and providing guidance for improvement.
Whether or not you choose to use performance ratings, we need to make sure we change to a more flexible process in which we tackle difficult conversations, regularly.
As part of this process, people set their objectives with line managers, and these can be updated in catch-up sessions. Objectives and achievements are shared with the wider team every quarter, providing frequent and meaningful forums for updates and opportunities to exchange feedback.
By doing so, you can encourage self-reflection and goal-setting to foster personal and professional growth. Ultimately, it is the collective wellbeing of our employees that leads to the success of our organisations. With your support, team members will have the chance to thrive and contribute to the wider goals of your company.
Celebrating Success and Recognising Achievements
Acknowledging and celebrating success is an essential aspect of Enabling Excellence. Recognise and reward your team members for their achievements and contributions. Celebrate milestones, both big and small, to foster a sense of accomplishment and motivation.
By creating a culture of celebration and recognition, you inspire your team to strive for excellence. Not only that, but you begin to create a more positive workplace culture where contributions do not go unnoticed.
This also helps to develop a sense of purpose throughout the team—enabling them to reach for something bigger.
Enabling Excellence in Practice
At 3R Strategy, we offer a three-step buildable approach to help you take the next steps towards a healthy, happy and productive workplace—where the phrase ‘performance management’ is but a distant memory.
Step 1: Excellence Toolkits
Trust is the foundation of any successful team. We provide a number of toolkits, checklists and resources that support you in fostering an environment where open communication, transparency, and respect are valued.
Using these toolkits and understanding how they can replace your current practices will encourage collaboration and create opportunities for team members to work together towards shared goals.
Our Employee Excellence Survey, powered by SHAPE, offers a holistic, streamlined solution that gathers powerful data intelligence to give you the full picture of how employees are feeling.
Each question has been carefully selected through four years of R&D with a solid, science-backed approach to give you the data you need in one place. SHAPE surveys everyone—employees, managers, and executives—to achieve maximum participation and quality results.
Upon submitting the survey, each employee gets their own personal and confidential report.
Step 3: Excellence Training
To enable excellence, it is essential to provide your team with the necessary resources and support. Identify any gaps in skills or knowledge and offer training or mentoring opportunities to bridge those gaps.
We can help ensure that your team has access to the tools, technology, and information they need to perform their roles effectively. Our comprehensive training and coaching sessions are available for teams and line managers to help you tackle difficult conversations—and more.