Profitably Healthy Companies: Principles of Organizational Growth and Development

Profitably Healthy Companies: Principles of Organizational Growth and Development
Authors
Michael O'Malley
Publisher
ColumbiaUP
Tags
business & economics , organizational behavior , bus085000 , business & economics , organizational development , bus103000
Date
2022-02-15T00:00:00+00:00
Size
1.43 MB
Lang
en
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Every company faces challenges, but some are able to achieve long-term vitality while others flame out. What distinguishes a healthy, high-performing organization? Which ingredients, decisions, and values result in a business that is built for the long haul?Profitably Healthy Companies lays out ten essential principles of organizational development for sustained success. Bringing together practical and academic expertise, W. Warner Burke and Michael O'Malley detail proven methods for every organization at each level. They demonstrate why a focus on employee and community well-being is more likely to ensure lasting profitability than a single-minded focus on the bottom line. Burke and O'Malley explain the keys to company resilience, examining safeguards against decline and disaster as well as tools for generative renewal and growth. They show how organizational culture encourages optimal performance, flexible and adaptive corporate strategy, and employee motivation...

Every company faces challenges, but some are able to achieve long-term vitality while others flame out. What distinguishes a healthy, high-performing organization? Which ingredients, decisions, and values result in a business that is built for the long haul? Profitably Healthy Companies lays out ten essential principles of organizational development for sustained success. Bringing together practical and academic expertise, W. Warner Burke and Michael O’Malley detail proven methods for every organization at each level. They demonstrate why a focus on employee and community well-being is more likely to ensure lasting profitability than a single-minded focus on the bottom line. Burke and O’Malley explain the keys to company resilience, examining safeguards against decline and disaster as well as tools for generative renewal and growth. They show how organizational culture encourages optimal performance, flexible and adaptive corporate strategy, and employee motivation and commitment. The book emphasizes up-to-the-moment issues, such as how to center diversity and inclusion and the promise and pitfalls of remote work. Burke and O’Malley base their recommendations on research in organizational psychology as well as their own extensive consultative experience, providing a rich array of case studies and examples. Profitably Healthy Companies is a clear and authoritative guide for practitioners, leaders, and decision makers, synthesizing an all-inclusive treatment of organizational life with a comprehensive checklist of what organizations must do in order to thrive.

W. Warner Burke is professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has written and edited more than twenty books, most recently Organization Change: Theory and Practice (fifth edition, 2018). He has also worked as a consultant for a wide range of organizations. Michael O’Malley is a lecturer at the Yale School of Medicine. He was previously managing director at the consultancy Pearl Meyer and chief executive officer of Promontory Human Capital Solutions, among other leadership roles. He is coauthor of Organizations for People: Caring Cultures, Basic Needs, and Better Lives (2019).