Romanowski’s template for the “People” component showed particular promise as it addressed the misuse and subsequent unfortunate results of performance management, especially the traditionally ineffective performance review. The Performance Culture coaching template uses the Performance-Values Matrix to help managers focus not only on performance, but also behaviors–behaviors that support an organization’s core values. By using this process, employees see a clear picture of their performance expectations as well as the behaviors required to build team chemistry. The template further promotes employee engagement through workplace satisfaction reports, employee self-assessments, and peer feedback.
“Your company culture drives your competitive advantage because it determines how things are done and how people behave. When your culture drives performance and fosters team chemistry, it’s known as a Performance Culture,” states Romanowski. “While each organization’s culture is unique, a Performance Culture includes a pattern of remarkably consistent behaviors, known as core values. We developed the Performance Culture System™ to help organizations learn how to develop and coach team members using the workplace behaviors found in high performing companies.”
In 2014, Romanowski converted the Performance Culture System into a web-based application and in January 2015, partnered with fellow teammate and coach Melissa Phillippi to launch Performance Culture, Inc.
Performance Culture is unique because of its deep understanding of the manager– employee relationship. For instance, Performance Culture recently helped a client identify a high performing employee with a poor attitude. This issue was discussed during a Performance Culture training session. The session and the Performance Culture process helped the leader address the attitude. This ultimately helped the employee become a better team player.
“Our mission is to change workplace cultures for the better through coaching, performance management and leadership training. Our application is the glue that holds all this together. We believe every employee deserves a chance to be great and it is very rewarding to see this happen throughout our client base,” says Romanowski.