Our goal at Excelerate America is to help your company achieve long-term success. In order to do that, you must have a healthy organization that is built for the long run.
So today I'm sharing 10 Characteristics of a Healthy Organization.
1. Effective Sharing of Goals
A healthy organization shares its business goals with employees at every level of the organization. You must get employees on board with the mission and vision of the organization.
And employees and managers must understand what is required to reach these shared goals and make every effort to achieve them.
2. Great Teamwork
Healthy companies know how to develop teams that collaborate to achieve common goals. And employees and managers readily offer their assistance to each other to meet your company objectives.
3. High Employee Morale
This means that employees value their positions in the organizations and hope to work there for a long time. This also means that productivity is high and organizational events are enjoyable and successful.
4. Offers Training Opportunities
Healthy companies provide on-the-job training and opportunities for employees to enhance their work-related skills. This could include bringing in other people to provide specific departmental and corporate-wide training.
Healthy companies also offer opportunities to pursue certifications and continual education.
5. Strong Leadership
Good leadership is one of the main characteristics of a healthy organization. Employees have good relationships with management that are based on trust. And managers know how to get employees to function together. When correction is needed, employees readily accept the constructive criticism offered by leaders.
6. Handles Poor Performance
Healthy companies confront poor performance instead of ignoring it. Upper-level management values the input of employees who make suggestions on how to improve productivity and achieve high performance rates.
7. Understands Risks
Healthy organizations understand the risks they are open to and take the necessary steps to protect themselves against them. When an event happens due to organizational risks, a healthy organization learns from the event.
Companies use precaution but understand that risks are necessary to facilitate growth.
8. Adapts to Opportunities and Changes
Healthy organizations know how to recognize and seize good opportunities. Healthy organizations always look for opportunities to grow. They also know how to adapt to technological or operational changes. They try to stay ahead or inline with changes in the industry and business environment.
9. Clearly Defined Structure
Companies possess a sense of order and organizational structure. The structure and order of the organization does not limit innovation and growth. Employees do not mind complying to the company's order because they understand it and see the benefits of its implementation.
10. Well-Known Company Policies
Organizations create and implement company policies that are readily available to their employees. Healthy organizations follow the policies and regulations of local, state and federal governments.
When employees or managers break policies, the issue is dealt with immediately and in a professional manner.
Emily LaDrig is the Chief Execution Officer at Excelerate America, the fun, smart services for businesses looking to level up. Does your company have all 10 of these characteristics? Or do you need help in some areas? Let Emily know. She’d be happy to help. Email her anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.