31 Aug 7 Reasons You May Need a Workplace Diagnosis
Your health is the most important asset to you as an individual. Without it, everything becomes limiting.
No different than going to your physician for an annual check-up to stay healthy, a workplace diagnosis can determine the overall health of your organization, your managers, your employees, and ultimately, the health of your bottom line.
What is a workplace diagnosis?
A workplace diagnosis is like an annual check-up, known by different names, such as culture checks or company performance reviews. It’s an overall assessment of where your organization and employees are.
What makes up this health assessment? It may look different for each organization depending on their specific concerns or challenges, but some of the overall vitals assessed include:
In addition to checking these vitals during a workplace diagnosis, it’s essential to look for blind spots, gaps, and other possible triggers that inhibit growth, trust, and success.
Who should consider a workplace diagnosis?
Understanding the pulse of your organization is directly correlated to your success. I’ve often experienced leaders who have stated they don’t need any support or that they can do it on their own. That’s great, but how do you know that?
Every organization should have some sort of litmus test.
A strong and successful leader understands vulnerability. Like being diagnosed with a disease (or what we’ve experienced with Covid), great leaders accept and understand the need for support to get back to full health when they need it and welcome thorough analysis regularly.
While I believe everyone should be conducting workplace diagnoses, there are certainly organizations that are at higher risk of continuing down an unhealthy path.
For leaders and decision-makers who have felt one or more of the following symptoms, it’s time for a workplace diagnosis:
- You’re stuck
- You want different results
- You know you can’t do it all
- You can’t be everything to everyone, but feel like you need to
- You know what you want but don’t know how to move forward
- You have high turnover
- You’re losing sleep because something is causing you frustration that’s keeping you up at night
But it’s not just identifying these symptoms that will yield healthy results when conducting a workplace diagnosis. It’s also about putting aside the ego. There’s no magic pill for better health other than understanding, acceptance, and effort put forth.
“I now understand how to recognize different behaviors on my team and what that means in getting results as their manager.” Dynamic Talent Consultant’s Client
Who conducts a workplace diagnosis?
You can search billions of websites and articles, read every book, and listen to every podcast to learn techniques, tricks, and the like to improve your company’s health. But it’s not about the knowledge; it’s about the application and accountability to your health plan, which is what I focus on.
Consider me your personal in-house D.O. for your workplace health. As an outside, unbiased, professional support, I will keep you accountable to your goals and help break unhealthy patterns.
With almost 20 years of experience working within the HR field in various industries and types of organizations, I’ve found these health concerns exist everywhere, regardless of industry.
During my diagnosis, I utilize leading-edge research-validated tools to assess everything from work styles and motivators to stressors and skillsets.
If you’re tired of living in pain and frustrated and aggravated at work, it’s time to consider an investment in your company’s health with a workplace diagnosis. In only 15 minutes and three simple questions, I can determine if a workplace diagnosis is necessary and what benefits you can see now and in the future.