Organizational Health An Integrated Approach to Building Optimum Performance

ISBN-10: 0749466022

ISBN-13: 9780749466022

Edition: 2013

Authors: Naomi Stanford

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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 l 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.
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 12/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Organizational health
Objectives
The human being analogy
Analogy limitations
Describing organizational health
The importance of organizational health
Preventive health care
Different systems, different health approaches
Indicators of health and ill health
Assessing organizational health
Exercise
Key messages
References
Organizational structures
Objectives
The business model
The organization chart
The organizational network
The friendship and social network
Insight into all four structures
Symptoms of unhealthy structural functioning
Exercise
Key messages
References
Systems and processes
Objectives
Four types of system
Systems interactions
Processes
The human factor
System and process health
Exercise
Key messages
References
Control
Objectives
Formal control
Informal control
Leadership control
Exercise
Key messages
References
Developing well-being
Objectives
Developing individual well-being
Exercise
Key messages
References
Healthy technologies
Objectives
Increasing growth of crowdsourcing
Differing intergenerational use of technology
Changing organizational 'ownership' of technology
Designing different organizations in response to the possibilities new technologies offer
Responding to the changing relationship between employees and employer in response to the possibilities new technologies offer
Ensuring adequate and appropriate privacy, security and trust in the use of new technologies
Exercise
Key messages
References
Healthy space
Objectives
Functional and fit for purpose
Feeling good
Expressive
Exercise
Key messages
References
Management fads
Objectives
Fads: definitions and adoption
Fad buyers and sellers
Fad watch
Buyer beware
Exercise
Key messages
References
Glossary
Resources
Appendix
Index
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