Saturday, February 16, 2013

Organizational Health

I have been fascinated lately with the difference between organizational effectiveness and organization health. In my mind this is taking shape as the competing paradigms between management practice and leadership theory and the movement from the industrial/knowledge ages to the human/talent ages.

The funny thing in my interpretation is that proponents of the organizational effectiveness model are not aware of how organizational health has research support to demonstrate that it actually makes organizations more effective as well. They still try to solve the 2 + x = 4 equation to arrive at improvements in organizational effectiveness (tinkering with the x variable). Meanwhile, practitioners who are adopting organizational health know that organization effectiveness + organization health = higher performance and the subsequent increases in a wide number of resulting organizational/business outcomes.

Just curious to see if anyone else is conceptualizing these competing narrative in the same way.

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