The Performance Formula
We’ve all heard of Aristotle’s saying, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
At Out of the Box Executive, we believe this to be true for boards, businesses and executives in performing at their optimum. It is no longer enough to just ‘know what you need to know’, ‘do what you need to do’ and ‘keep your nose clean’!
Jo developed The Performance Formula © (TPF) after an epiphany in early 2018 having just completed the AICD’s Mastering the Boardroom weeklong program, and after observing various board and executive behaviour over many years.
While some of the TPF elements are different for boards and businesses than for individual executives, there is a critical component that is the magical ingredient. When this magical ingredient is amplified, TPF produces a beautiful sweet spot where the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts……or as we define it, where the outcomes delivered are beyond one’s purpose and value proposition in achieving optimum performance!
So, what is that magical ingredient? ……….. it can be summed up in two words, ‘behavioural dynamics’.
Behavioural dynamics is a term we are using to describe how we behave (what we say and do) individually and collectively in relation to our interactions with others and our environment.
While these are each influenced by many factors, what’s important to understand and where it becomes incredibly interesting, is in understanding ‘WHY’ we behave and interact in particular ways. In doing so, much attention must be devoted to unpacking your individual and collective purpose, values and, importantly, crafting an environment that enables constructive, high value and respectful interactions every time regardless of the situation.
Out of the Box Executives uses the TPF as its primary tool for performance diagnostics, knowledge building and exploration of growth and development strategies to help you achieve your optimum performance.
Let’s take a look at what that means for boards and businesses, and then for individual executives.