5 - The Marks of a Healthy Organization

Healthy Organization Indicators


What characteristics indicate a healthy organization? In part five of the course, Patrick points to the anecdotal proof of a healthy organization. In a thriving company, morale will be high and employees will communicate in trust. 



When an organization thrives, it is apparent. Trust, conflict, interesting meetings, high morale, and productivity are signs of health. 

What markers currently characterize your company and employees? What are meetings like? Is there a level of trust? Does confusion abound? Is productivity high? What is the current climate of the workplace?
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There are indicators we can look to as anecdotal proof that an organization is healthy. Most importantly, is there a level of trust between employees? Is there enough trust for constructive conflict to happen in a safe space? Why or why not?
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How could you begin to cultivate a safe atmosphere where conflict can happen? In what ways might you build trust with and between employees?
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Is there talk about culture, values, and strategy in normal conversation? What does this indicate about employees’ perspective?
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Is there a general level of joy and high morale? Why or why not? How would you describe the atmosphere of the workplace?
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Creating an engaging, productive, and joyful workplace puts an organization in a healthy place.