A compelling vision
The vision statement of what the company wishes to be in non-financial terms reflects in the employee behaviour of the organisation.
A true-believer psyche
Employees are not concerned with their individual success alone but they believe in their company's vision and its success. Each employee strongly believes that he is part of the organisation and owns it too.
At least two to four basic values are observed in high-performing organisations. These simple and down-to-earth values are either implicit or stated.
Dissatisfaction with current performance
Although employees are proud of their organisation, they are not complacent about their current ways functioning. There is a certain degree of restlessness and they try to improve their performance by learning from mistakes.
Respect for peers
Respect of peers through their performance and the desire to be the best is the biggest motivator amongst executives in high-performing organisations.
The idea of a long-term association with the organisation and their colleagues causes employees to behave well with them. They do not exhibit any other behaviour with a short-term association in mind.
High performing organisations believe in working and playing hard. Success is celebrated almost everyday.
High-performing companies invariably attract outstanding performers, they do not settle for anything less. Employees' exhibit a "Can-do" attitude and are Highly Competitive
The system aims at developing employees and maintaining transparency in business transactions, and having clear expectation/evaluation/frequent feedback.
Reference: The Manage Mentor