Om Clinical Guide to Organisational Health
Is your organisation healthy enough to survive and operate effectively? Popular organisational health checks generally focus on a company's financial status and its ability to compete in the market. In the human body, healthy functioning of all the organs comes before addressing competitive fitness, and this should also be the case with organisations.This book accepts the similarity between the functioning of living organisms and organisations as proposed by functionalists. This allows the adoption of a holistic diagnostic model, as used by medical practitioners, in order to determine an overall perspective of the state of health of an organisation. The model explores and diagnoses the functional categories of Survival, Protection, Operations, Information, Language and Strategy (SPOILS), before combining the health prognosis with fitness programmes. A single case study, based on an actual business, demonstrates the usage of the diagnostic model throughout the book and forms a link bringing the functions together.