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Maximizing workplace performance—what the top 1% do differently

Employers 03.01.2022

There’s no silver bullet to enhancing employee productivity. A range of factors including employees’ inherent motivation, organizational structure, company culture, and more contribute to workplace performance. In this episode of Talks at GS James Citrin, Leader of the North American CEO practice at Spencer Stuart, a global executive search leadership consulting firm, discusses strategies to drive outstanding workplace performance with David Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. In the conversation, Citrin offers a range of insights on maximizing employee productivity including:

  • Common differentiators between average performers, strong performers and the top 1%
  • Ways to motivate employees to be a part of that 1%
  • The future workplace environment
  • The importance of clarifying standards and creating a cultural expectation that encourages workers to think creatively about how they can add value to an organization
  • The value of relationships with employees and purpose—how they want to work for a company that represents their values



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