We felt we should begin our work together by crafting a common definition of "high-performance organization." We knew that without a thoughtfully developed, thoroughly vetted definition of "high performance," any call for raising performance in our sector would ring hollow. In addition to providing a common definition of "high performance," the PI also lays out in detail the seven organizational pillars that can help you achieve high performance. To crib from the late author Stephen Covey, these are the seven habits of highly effective organizations.
We do not intend this document to be a manifesto. We hope it will be a North Star to guide leaders on a journey of continuous learning and improvement--so they can make as much difference as they possibly can for the people and causes they serve.