Sofia Graniello
April 10, 2024
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Metrics & Performance

Everything you Need to Know About Organizational Health

Have you ever gone out to a party feeling feverish and taken pills to reduce the fever? And then the next day, you’re probably feeling worse? That is exactly what happens if you continue spinning the wheel on your organization and expecting great results knowing the state of health is not in a great place. That is why, in this article, we’re giving you the lowdown on:

  • What defines a “great” organizational health
  • How can you improve organizational health 
  • How to pick your health recipe according to your strategy 

How do you know if your organization is healthy?

Assessing the health of an organization involves evaluating various aspects to ensure its overall well-being and effectiveness. Here are some key indicators to measure organizational health:

Clear Mission and Vision

  • The organization should have a clearly defined mission and vision that are understood and embraced by all members.

Strong Leadership

  • Effective leaders who provide direction, support, and inspiration are crucial for organizational health. Assess leadership skills, communication, and decision-making processes.

Employee Satisfaction

  • High levels of employee satisfaction often indicate a healthy organization. Conduct surveys, gather feedback, and monitor turnover rates to gauge employee morale.

Open Communication

  • Healthy organizations encourage open communication at all levels. Evaluate the effectiveness of communication channels, both formal and informal.

Effective Collaboration

Adaptability and Innovation

Financial Stability

  • Analyze the organization's financial health, including profitability, liquidity, and sustainability. Financial stability is essential for long-term success.

Customer Satisfaction

  • Satisfied customers are a sign of a healthy organization. Monitor customer feedback, reviews, and satisfaction surveys to ensure the organization meets its customers' needs.

Effective Processes and Operations

  • Evaluate the efficiency of internal processes and operations. Streamlining workflows and eliminating bottlenecks contribute to organizational health.

Ethical Practices

How can you improve the health of your organization?

Now that we have checked what are some key indicators to consider when running down an organizational health check, if you’re not up to those standards – fear not! We’re now giving you tips on how to improve organizational health. 

Tip #1: Foster strong and effective leadership, how?

Tip #2: Provide opportunities for employees on professional growth and development, how?

  • Prioritize employee well-being and work-life balance.
  • Recognize and reward employees for their contributions.
  • Make sure employees develop skills and promote internal talent development. 

Tip #3: Cultivate collaboration, how?

  • Foster strong, cohesive teams.
  • Encourage a sense of belonging and camaraderie.
  • Use a tool that fosters internal communication, such as Talkspirit. 

Tip #4: Establish clear performance expectations, how?

Article pick: Add psychological safety into the mix and your organizational health should go up!

Now, how do we proceed?

Now that we have great health indicators and tips on how to get there understanding wat comes next is essential. According to Mckinsey and their organizational health index:

An organization’s health – how well it aligns around a common direction, adapts to external shifts, executes with excellence, and renews itself to sustainably achieve performance aspirations – is the best predictor of its long-term financial and operational performance.”

A chart done by McKinsey and a study done to numerous companies, pinning down four recipes to improve organizational health. 

In order to achieve quick organizational health it is vital to stick to one recipe, and according to McKinsey:

“ [Our] research shows that when organizations are closely aligned to any one of these four recipes, they are six times more likely to enjoy top-quartile health than companies with weak alignment or diffuse efforts.”

So how can I start fostering: effective leadership, team collaboration and clear goals?

Tools are key to helping achieve all of the above, which means: a quicker option to obtain a better organizational health. You’re probably already using tools to help your teams with project management, boosting efficiency, or perhaps micro-managing them (cringe, if you ask me!). But investing time and energy into tools that will allow your organization as a whole to better perform and align with your goals and teams – is crucial. Why? Because having a collaborative tool that allows shared decision-making, transparency while obtaining clarity on the organization’s overall goals and vision - is going to lead you to teams with a great sense of direction and purpose. 

Holaspirit is an all-in-one platform that helps teams foster great sense of leadership by allowing every collaborator to work autonomously, but not only that, the platform also offers OKRs: Objective Key Results, which allows an organization to align as a whole with its teams.


Are you curious on how your organization can fit with Holaspirit? Take a call with our team!

So what now?

Pick an organizational health strategy and work on it, instead of trying to align on all of the four, mentioned above. Make sure to regularly review the above indicators that can help identify areas for improvement and ensure that the organization is on a path to long-term success. Keep in mind that organizational health is an ongoing process, and periodic assessments are valuable for continuous improvement.

Revolutionize your way of working now!