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How Organizations Work

How Organizations Work

How Organizations Work

Taking a Holistic Approach to Enterprise Health

by Alan Brache

Organizations are like humans. Each organ, muscle, bone, and nerve plays a unique part within the whole. A strong contribution from one component can’t make up for deficiencies in others, and understanding each component doesn’t explain the health of the whole person. Body functions are integrated and their interactions are as important as their individual roles. So are the different functions in an organization. This summary shows you how to take a holistic approach to organizational wellness by identifying the different parts that make up the whole.

What You'll Learn

  • How to look at the whole organization. How Organizations Work introduces managers to a new, integrated Enterprise Model of the organization. This model provides a 360-degree picture of organizational dynamics; managers can see all of the parts of an organization and how they fit together.
  • The features and healthy functions of each variable of the organization. You'll learn the roles that each variable (or part) of your company.
  • Examples of how the variable can go wrong. This summary includes illustrations of managers working on the variables in their companies.
  • How to improve the functions of the variables. The summary offers step-by-step processes for fixing each variable.
  • How to pull all of the variables together into a well-functioning whole.
  • You'll learn where to look first when addressing organizational problems.
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