Organizational Health for Non-Governmental Organizations

Organizational Health for Non-Governmental Organizations

(Keywords: organizational health)

Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) are entrusted with public resources and deliver important social functions. The society expects NGOs to perform and the organizational health of an NGO impinges on its capacity to deliver and sustain performance over time. Inspired and assisted by McKinsey & Co. (Hong Kong), this ecase introduces a borrowed and adapted corporate concept of organizational health to the nonprofit sector. Illustrates the application of the concept in the learning and efforts of two NGOs in enhancing organizational health and presents the foundational practices of building organizational health with a modified framework developed by and for the nonprofit sector. This ecase can be useful for topics: organizational effectiveness, institutional isomorphism, organizational learning and capacity development, strategic management and leadership.


  • Professor Christine Fang, HKU

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