An Integrated Approach to Building Optimum Performance
By Naomi Stanford
Published by Kogan Page on December 3rd 2012.
Organizational Health takes a structured approach to understanding and maintaining the long term health and success of any organization by analysing the critical, interdependent elements that are crucial to success.
Organizational Health is an organization's ability to function effectively, to cope adequately, to change appropriately, and to grow from within. A healthy organization is just that in all its aspects: people, process, structures, systems, behaviours and governance. It is one where appropriate adaptive, maintenance and development activities are integral to maintaining performance and alignment in the operating environment.
Organizational Health by Naomi Stanford(December 2012, Kogan Page) takes an informed look at the critical and interdependent elements of an organization that must be maintained in a healthy state for managers to meet their business goals. Using a practical, structured approach it covers:
'A book of choice for those want plenty of exercises and tools that any business reader could pick up and
practically apply to measure the health of their organisation.' - Amanda Underwood, Head of Human Resources, Pizza Express
'Naomi Stanford has produced another helpful, practical and well-researched contribution for expert practitioners, professionals and students of the field. Her books are essential reading for anyone who wants an expert but comprehensive guide to a subject' - Matt Nixon, Global Head of Talent, Barclays
'As always with Naomi Stanford, the book is beautifully written and distils concepts into understandable ideas without losing any rigour. The book could be used as a textbook by management students or as a handbook by practitioners - many books claim to do this but this book delivers with extremely rare skill.' - Dr Patrick Tissington, Reader in Management, Aston Business School
Naomi Stanford is a long-time observer of and participator in organizational life. She has worked as an internal and external consultant in the corporate, government, and non-profit sectors helping clients deliver their business strategies in a healthy and effective way. She writes, teaches, and speaks about organization design and development, culture and change, and her books include The Economist Guide to Organization Design, Organization Design: The Collaborative Approach, and Corporate Culture: Getting it Right.
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Notes to the editor: Organizational Health by Naomi Stanford, published by Kogan Page. Published UK, December, 3 2012. ISBN: 9780749466022, Paperback, 256 pages, £29.99.
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