HPO (High Performance Organisation)

The HPO framework is a scientifically validated approach which can be used for deciding what to do to improve organisational performance and make it sustainable. It is the result of over a decade’s research into what really makes a difference to performance.

Benchmarking your organisations performance against it peer group, across the five factors that are scientifically proven to determine sustainable high performance, provides a powerful diagnostic of where improvement is needed to deliver sustainable High Performance.

Since the first publication of the HPO framework in 2006, more than 200 organisations worldwide have applied the learnings, with many further studies being based on it. This has made it possible to evaluate both the financial and non- financial benefits that applying the framework can bring to organisations.


In 2002 Dr Andre de Waal Ph.D. MBA MSc set out to identify the factors that determine the continuous success of a High Performance Organisation (HPO) with the definition that;

“A High Performance Organisation is one that achieves both financial and non-financial results that are increasingly better than those of its 
peer group over a period of five years or more, by focusing in a disciplined way on what really matters to the organisation.”

The HPO Centre

The HPO Centre is an independent, international research and inspiration centre for the permanent performance improvement of organisations. Located in Holland, the goal of the HPO Centre, is to create a bridge between the scientific research by Dr Andre de Waal Ph.D. MBA MSc, into the success factors of HPO’s (2002-2006), and its application worldwide (2007- to today and tomorrow).

The HPO Centre provides knowledge in the form of diagnosis, interviews, books (including e-books), articles, webinars, lectures, workshops and master- classes for HPO Coaches.

Their research continues apace with similar scientific studies being carried out into High Performance Managers (HPM), High Performance Partnerships (HPP) and High Performance Employees (HPE). A High Performing Finance Function (HPFF) study is also nearing completion. www.hpocenter.com

Case Studies

There are a selection of case studies detailing the application and success of the HPO diagnositc and its implementation.   You will be re-directed to the HPO Center (Holland) website.


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