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Organizational Health: An Integrated Approach to Building Optimum Performance

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Author: Stanford, Naomi

Brand: Brand: Kogan Page


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 253

Release Date: 28-01-2013

Details: Product Description While the management world has been focused on solving problems, it should be working to maintain effectiveness and organizational health, says Naomi Stanford. She believes organizational health -- an organization's ability to function effectively and change appropriately -- can be sustained if managers take preventative action to maintain effectiveness rather than waiting for problems to arise and dealing with them as things to go wrong. 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. Topics covered include: the understanding and assessment of organizational health; control methods such as corporate governance, ethics and compliance; maintenance and development including organizational design and change management; sustainability including carbon footprint and business ecosystems; the indicators of health and dysfunction. Each chapter includes input, reflective questions, case studies and an exercise for readers to work with in their organization so they can learn by doing. One of the first to apply these ideas at an organizational level, this book explains that maintaining an organization's health is an ongoing process with no secret formula -- just paying attention and planning. Review OD practitioners, HR managers "[A] recommended pick for any manager who wants case studies paired with exercises to help students understand the culture and business relationships within an organization. ...[A] solid primer geared for college-level students of business and organizational analysis." (California Bookwatch Midwest Book Review) About the Author Dr. Naomi Stanford is an expert organization design and development consultant based in Washington, DC. She supervises doctoral students in the School of Business and Technology at Capella University. She has also consulted with, and worked in, many sectors and industries including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non profits. She is an experienced author in the field and her books include The Economist Guide to Organization Design, Organization Design: The Collaborative Approach, and Corporate Culture: Getting it Right

Package Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches

Languages: English