The Importance of Thriving Organizational Health for an Organization’s Well-Being

The Importance of Thriving Organizational Health for an Organization’s Well-Being

An organization is an autonomous complex organism capable of incredible growth and progress. However, an organization—specifically those who make up the organization, like management and employees—must undergo constant assessments and evaluations to estimate its progress, identify strengths and weaknesses, and assess organizational health.

Organization health assessment involves quantifying an organization’s capacity and ability to adapt to a world that is constantly evolving. It refers to the skill of an organization in dealing or coping with change and continuing to function with high-performance workplace culture. With the changing business environment, several companies across industries are operating under difficult circumstances—for example, in 2021, Gartner reported that 47% of organizations had experienced some kind of disruption. These businesses have struggled due to a lack of talent, new regulations, or reduced customer demand. Your response to this and how you cope with it depends on your organizational health.

What Makes an Organization Healthy?

A healthy and thriving organization prioritizes some key aspects:

Alignment:

Alignment in the organization is enforced when everyone in the company—from leadership  down to each level of the pyramid command structure—works towards achieving a common goal. Organizational alignment is pivotal for reaching company goals because it represents an example of what success looks like and identifies clear daily priorities to meet objectives. A possible framework for organization assessment, laid out by Patrick Lencioni, details the following points:

  • Building a cohesive leadership group that is aligned with the company’s purpose, priorities, and vision.
  • Creating clarity by developing a straightforward, simple strategy.
  • Introducing a communication plan that shares that strategy throughout the organization.

Open Communication:

To properly reflect the company’s commitment to fairness, prioritize  transparency. Transparency includingr location-based salaries has become particularly relevant. Checking salary data to flag wage gaps and communicating how pay is calculated is vital. You will also want to ensure your promotion process is absolutely fair by evaluating all employees on similar criteria.

Clarity:

In a healthy progressive company, workflows are clear and, hence, communicated across the organization. As a result, employees understand how the company gets their jobs done and makes its decisions. On the other side, 59% of businesses said dysfunctional and fragmented processes have always blocked them from moving successful projects forward. Organizations can establish these clear processes and workflows by sharing their organizational structure and offering employee self-service for basic HR tasks.

Employee Experience:

Lastly, to prioritize employee well-being and expand their benefits, which contributes to employees’ overall wellness and mental health. This may surely include additional support for family care. An AAARP study showed that when companies promoted family-friendly policies, such as flexible working hours or dependent care, their share price has always increased.

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