Characteristics of High Performance Workplaces and Organizations

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Characteristics of High Performance Workplaces and Organizations
High performance workplaces and organizations are characterized by a strong organizational culture which enhances the ability of management and personnel to work together effectively. As Bourne (2009) notes, other characteristics include highly skilled employees, strong employee motivation and commitment, the provision of well-designed jobs and roles which fit together well so performance is improved, the provision of necessary tools and resources, and efficiently organized structures.
According to Bourne (2009) high performance workplaces and organizations recruit the best people, use techniques such as psychometric testing and competency-based interviewing in order to...
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.....re prevalent and intense in high performance workplaces and organizations than in traditional organizations, they have established comprehensive training programs and have implemented policies and techniques which address stress and related problems more effectively than is common in traditional organizations.
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