8 Companies Reveal Their Secret Sauce to a High-Performance Culture (VIDEO) From equipping employees with the tools to be successful to providing concrete career paths, some of the companies that made our 'Top Company Culture' list dish on what it takes to have a high-performance culture.

By Andrea Huspeni

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The companies featured in this article are included in our Top Company Cultures list.

Culture is a hot buzzword often used to attract talent at fledgling startups, help maintain the camaraderie as a business grows or overhaul stale work environments at established companies.

But how leaders choose to implement culture is everything. Some may think having the occasional happy hour, yoga session or trivia night will cut it, and while these perks help, culture runs much deeper than that. It needs to ignite inspiration, motivate teams to outperform the competition and allow employers to grow and produce results for the business. A successful high-performance culture has much more to do with the not-so-exciting tactics like transparency, support and communication than with a Ping-Pong tournament.

While it isn't easy to build this sort of high-performance culture, the results pay off in spades. Not only do you have happy, engaged employees but also a team driven to make the company a success.

Related: 5 Secrets to Maintaining a High-Performance Culture in a Growing Company

For those looking for a little help in this area, we asked eight leaders about how they instilled a high-performance culture in their workplaces. The advice they provided was no lip service. Each of their companies made our Top Company Cultures list.

From equipping employees with the tools to be successful to providing career paths, here are a few pieces of advice on what it takes to have a high-performance culture.

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Andrea Huspeni

Founder of This Dog's Life

Andrea Huspeni is the former special projects director at Entrepreneur.com and the founder of This Dog's Life.

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