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Organizational Health

Organizational health refers to the overall, holistic well-being of an organization. It is concerned with the factors that contribute to an organization functioning effectively and at its most optimal level. A healthy organization is one in which all parts, all functions work together seamlessly; there is no confusion regarding each individual role, nor are there internal factors (political, structural) that might inhibit that role from being performed. Rather than focusing squarely on the market-driven factors that influence an organization’s business decisions, organizational health is determined largely by internal factors such as leadership, workplace culture, employee policies, training, and support networks—all of which are reflected through its communication practices, overall organizational motivation, and degree of coordination among the various functions.

External stakeholders and third parties often look ...

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