Are you a high performance organisation?


Does high performance really matter?^


Higher revenue growth


Higher return on investment

Positive impact on business performance and employee engagement

Through Macquarie’s own journey to becoming a high performance organisation we developed a framework to measure our progress.

In building this tool, we leveraged research from various sources including higher education and consulting firms. While our model is sophisticated, it’s simple enough to apply to any group or business.

We’re pleased to share this interactive tool with you and look forward to discussing your findings.


Building a high performance organisation

Applying our high performance framework is something any business can do and requires mindful change and committed leadership. Our model features six key elements.

Hold the organisation together

Strategy — when organisations align their strategic intent and their culture, they outperform on every financial performance metric.

External focus — as Jack Welch once said, if the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.

Leadership — this is not only about the quality of management – it's leadership behaviour throughout the business.

Support every decision and activity

People — high performing individuals, teams and leaders bring this framework to life.

Environment — both the physical tools of trade (technology and workflow processes, for example) and the intangible environment (how decisions are made and voices are heard, for example).

Culture — no matter how good a strategy is, culture will resist if it’s not aligned. Re-setting your culture means looking at behaviour, symbols, rituals and stories.

Take our high performance self-assessment