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Organizational Health

An Integrated Approach to Building Optimum Performance

Understand and maintain the long-term health and success of any organization with this guide to analysing the critical, interdependent elements that are crucial to success.
EAN: 9780749466022
Edition: 1
Format: 234x158
256 pages

About the book

Organizational Health is an organization's ability to function effectively, to cope adequately, to change appropriately, and to grow from within. A healthy organization is just that in all its aspects: people, process, structures, systems, behaviours and governance. It is one where appropriate adaptive, maintenance and development activities are integral to maintaining performance and alignment in the operating environment. Organizational Health takes an informed look at the critical and interdependent elements of an organization that must be maintained in a healthy state for managers to meet their business goals. Using a practical, structured approach it covers: understanding and assessing organizational health; the impact of structures on organizational health such as hierarchies, alliances and joint ventures; control methods such as corporate governance, ethics and compliance; maintenance and development including OD, change management, learning and workplace environment; sustainability including carbon footprint and business ecosystems; indicators of health and dysfunction.

About the authors

Naomi Stanford

Dr Naomi Stanford is an expert organisation design and development consultant based in Washington DC. She has consulted with, and worked in, many sectors and industries including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profits.

More about Naomi Stanford

Stanford draws complex concepts into sharp focus and gives the reader a great basis for the diagnosis and cure of sick organisations. As always with Naomi Stanford, the book is beautifully written and distils concepts into understandable ideas without losing any rigour. The text is packed with case studies, examples, analogies and explanations of models. The book could be used as a textbook by management students or as a handbook by practitioners - many books claim to do this but this book delivers with extremely rare skill. I will use it personally and give it to executives I know as presents.

Dr Patrick Tissington, Reader in Management, Aston Business School