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High Performance Organizations (HPO)

What is the difference between groups and High Performance Organizations (HPO)? How can increased performance be initiated? What are the benefits of increased performance to an organization?

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1. What is the difference between groups and High Performance Organizations (HPO)?

Successful groups, as defined in the business literature, have some similar traits as High Performance Organizations (HPO), at least when they are operating optimally. However, groups could just as easily have a negative impact on the organizational performance if the group is 'dysfunctional." There are also many different types of work groups, such as autonomous work group defined as a team of employees, assigned to a specific job or project, with a high degree of autonomy over who does what, when, and who is answerable for the team's performance (http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/autonomous-work-group.html).

In other words, High Performance Organizations can use groups to create a HPO, but many 'groups' do not operate out of the 7 essential elements listed below in order to be successful and/or to operate at the optimal level of performance. For example, the group might work to meet the project objectives; but they fall very short in being able to manage the human side of their business ...

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The difference between groups and High Performance Organizations (HPO) are explained. This solution also explains how increased performance can be initiated and what the benefits of increased performance is to an organization. Supplemented with an informative article detailing the HPO.

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