“Healthy organisations have minimal politics, minimal confusion, high productivity, high morale and low turnover.”
– Patrick Lencioni
A healthy organisation is one that functions effectively by creating an environment that aligns: vision, strategy, practices and culture.
We believe Organisational Health can be divided into seven key areas:
The ability to articulate a future state for an organisation creates the ‘Why?’ for people and provides direction. It gives life to what people are doing – if people can see and feel the future for which an organisation strives, they’ll have the best chance of achieving it.
Organisations reflect their leadership. With dysfunctional leaders, comes a dysfunctional team. Good leadership is the ability to influence, motivate and empower others to contribute toward the effectiveness and success of an organisation.
At Apricot Consulting our consultants have a wealth of experience and tools to work with leaders at all levels to ensure their people are not only highly engaged, but the best version of themselves.
Better communication builds trust, morale, efficiency, productivity and diversity. It reduces conflict and errors. Good communication connects people or places through the effective imparting or exchanging of information.
An environment where individuals hold themselves and each other accountable creates a culture of trust. Teams and Individuals thrive when clear expectations and boundaries are set. Celebrating a success when goals are achieved becomes a highlight, and infectious.
Innovation is putting your creativity into practice. Innovation is essential in a world of constant change and an increasingly competitive marketplace
At Apricot Consulting, we work with organisations to create an environment that encourages and promotes innovation through collaboration.
An organisation that is engaged with its stakeholders experiences higher employee engagement and a greater understanding of its customers. An organisation’s stakeholders also includes its local community. Organisations need to be involved in their local communities to capitalise both on the power of connections & relationships as well as the value that can be found in local partnership.
Measuring and monitoring growth (not just financially but in people, reach and market share) is intrinsic to an organisation moving forward. A clear vision, engaged and well-resourced staff and supportive leadership coupled with a growth mindset builds momentum.
Underpinning these seven areas are relationships:
Strong relationships are foundational to all seven branches of organisational health. They are the conduit through which each branch connects, and intrinsic to the growth and success of any team.