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7 signs of the functionally dysfunctional organization

From the dusty archives……

The Armchair HR Manager - Advice from an "HR Fan"

What exactly is “functionally dysfunctional?” Well, in its simplest terms, and in the business sense, it means that while your organization functions per se; that is, people show up to work, work gets done, people get paid, and things get delivered to clients, there is still something that isn’t working or isn’t ‘right.’ It is that feeling that something is amiss or not quite as it should be. There is an underlying malaise or things that are going on that prevent your company from realizing its potential or at the very least being fully functional. Basically, your company is functioning despite dysfunctionality being imbedded in its DNA.

DysfunctionThe overall impact to you and your company is that your organization is simply not moving forward. Perhaps you aren’t growing, or you aren’t retaining your best people. Maybe employee satisfaction levels are low, or customers aren’t happy or perhaps product/service quality is…

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