IT Management Slideshow: Healthy Workplace: 10 Ways to Avoid Organizational Dysfunction
By Dennis McCafferty | Posted 03-08-2012
If you're lucky, you already work for a healthy organization. If you don't, here's what you need to look for in your next gig. In a healthy organization, goals are clearly communicated and efficiently executed. Personal agendas and resentments are put aside for the good of the collective whole. People work there because they really believe in a unified set of core values, as opposed to simply earning a paycheck. The book "The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business" (Jossey-Bass/available this month) explores the many qualities of thriving businesses. Author Patrick Lencioni contends that it all starts with an effective leadership team at the top -- and that includes you, the CIO. Lencioni also weighs in on the many factors that lead to widespread dysfunction, again indicating that those at the top are most responsible for setting up the company for lasting success. Lencioni is founder/president of The Table Group, a consulting firm dedicated to the building of healthy organizations. For more about the book, click here. Here are 10 highlights.