As part of your 2015 Manager Resolution, think about your organization¹s heath. Take a very honest look at how you would rate the current organizational health of your group, division or company. And as you look to 2015, how do you plan for an organizationally healthy group that starts out healthy and stays healthy throughout the year?
What do we mean by organizational health? Health is a fairly simple concept. On a personal level, we use many terms to describe health. The positive terms are robust, energetic, improving, strong, vibrant. On the less than positive side, the terms are lethargic, sick, failing, deteriorating and declining. These same terms apply to organizational groups? That's why the term organizational health resonates with managers. It reflects the total dynamic impact of the interactions and contributions of all the individuals within each group.
So what should you do to assess the organizational health of your group? (Keep in mind, your managerial mindset needs to be totally objective & completely honest.)