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What Companies Mean By Performance

We analyzed official "Our Values"-type documents from 521 companies who were recently in the S&P 500. Here is what some of them had to say about Performance.

Netflix, from "Real Values" 

“You accomplish amazing amounts of important work. You demonstrate consistently strong performance so colleagues can rely upon you. You make your colleagues better. You focus on results over process.”

“Leaders focus on the key inputs for their business and deliver them with the right quality and in a timely fashion. Despite setbacks, they rise to the occasion and never settle.”

Southwest Airlines, from "Live the Southwest Way" 

“Strive to be the best. Display a sense of urgency. Never give up.”

“Meritocratic ensures that exemplary work reaps great rewards.”

Goldman Sachs, from "Our Business Principles" 

“Advancement depends on merit and we have yet to find the limits to the responsibility our best people are able to assume.”

Eastman, from "Values"

“We act as owners of the company with a bias for action and a can-do attitude. We contribute our best to the team and accept personal responsibility for our performance and development.”

AMD, from "AMD Culture" 

“We plan and play to win in all we do, every time. Every day matters.”

Kellogg Company, from "Our Values" 

“We Love Success. Achieve results and celebrate when we do.”

Allied Universal, from "Principles" 

“We strive for clear metrics: client retention, new business growth, EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization), non-billed overtime. We reward achievements and make the right trade-offs across short and long-term objectives.”

KFC, from "Our Values" 

“Recognize! Recognize! Recognize! Which helps us to attract and retain the best people and inspire greatness”

“We are a performance-based enterprise focused by clearly defined goals, thoughtful strategies and well-executed plans. We foster a continual learning environment to ensure our performance remains competitively strong.”

“Hire excellent people. Train them well. Give them an appropriate level of authority and responsibility. Expect a high level of achievement. Reward their performance. Our concept is to operate a highly autonomous, entrepreneurial organization. In order to execute this concept, we must have extremely competent individuals who are ‘masters’ of BB&T's philosophy and who are ‘masters’ in their field of technical expertise.”

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