Within the context of performance measurement, organizational health refers to the Departments ability to accomplish its mission now and in the foreseeable future. Organizational health depends on many factors that affect employees, including:
understanding of policies
awareness of mission
work force stability
training and professional development
work force demographics
Research is needed to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the Departments organizational health, so the Department can focus attention on areas needing improvement. The qualitative assessment should be based on information gained through discussions and interviews of Department staff. The quantitative assessment should be based upon a Department-wide survey of the 900 employees located in its central office, four region offices and twelve area offices, and should establish a baseline against which effects of future organizational changes can be measured.