Is your organization healthy? And I’m not talking financially healthy, either.
Pat Lencioni, author of The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, describes a healthy organization as one that has productive relationships, productive conflict, productive dialogue, and regular good results, all with the absence of malice and gossip and finger pointing.
That’s not to say that everything is hunky dory at these organizations or that all are regularly singing kumbaya. Notice the words “Productive Conflict” in the previous paragraph. These organizations have plenty of conflict. They disagree about all sorts of things. But they know how to “dialogue” through the challenges, opportunities and differences of opinions they have so they can commit to actions that deliver results.
A healthy organization rarely happens by accident. It’s hard work and good habits. It’s intentional. It’s a set of learned behaviors. It’s teamwork (notice that teamwork has “work” in it).
That’s why the In-Synk Business Book Review on February 1st is devoted to The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business. SynkNotes and discussion included
I’m also offering , The Advantage Online Course taught by Pat Lencioni himself through The Gazelles Growth Institute, of which I’m an affiliate. Order it and show it to your team as many times as you need to for a year.
Join us, won’t you.