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Organizational Health Index

Put real numbers and targeted actions on organizational health

An organization’s health—its ability to align around and achieve strategic goals—is critical for long-term performance. However, many leaders overlook organizational health because they lack a clear way to measure and improve it. Organizational Health Index (OHI) applies analytical rigor to organizational health management. Our quantitative diagnostics and proven recipes for success empower senior leaders to measure and achieve the organizational health required to sustain long-term performance.


Benchmark your health

The OHI benchmark provides leaders with a detailed picture of their organizations’ health compared to peers. With over 1 billion data points across geographies and industries, it offers a global standard to measure and manage organizational health.

Align your organization

Sustained performance requires different functions, teams, geographies, and tenure levels to share a common set of goals and priorities. The OHI helps leaders find the disconnects and get everyone on the same page.

Drive organizational performance

The OHI survey and benchmarking data explain up to 50 percent of performance variations within companies. This helps leaders analyze the impact of company practices and culture on performance and create an implementation roadmap to improve it.

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Scientific, data-driven approach

Our database of 7+ million survey responses enables us to benchmark organizational health and tie it directly to financial performance. Combined with industry and functional insights grounded in over 1 billion proprietary data points, the OHI helps organizations pinpoint opportunities to improve health and drive business success.

Pioneers in organizational health

McKinsey invented the concept of organizational health. Fifteen years ago, we challenged ourselves to go beyond traditional components, like culture and climate, and measure the “hard” elements that drive financial performance. 2,500+ clients and 7+ million surveys later, we‘re still the leaders.

Implementation expertise

As part of McKinsey’s global organization practice, we bring a deep understanding of your business and industry. Our experts work side-by-side with senior leaders from the world’s top organizations to turn analysis into lasting business impact.

How it works

Determine your OHI score

The OHI score is a leading indicator of sustained performance, measuring organizational health relative to our global benchmark.

Identify your recipe for success

Our 15+ years of research show that the healthiest organizations align strongly with one of our proprietary recipes for success, which are rooted in core beliefs about value creation.

Plan and execute your org health journey

We take your organization’s OHI score and recipe for success, and use them to help you plan and implement a change program that leads to sustainable results.

Our impact

13% increase in volume

for an EMEA automobile manufacturer

40% of target achieved

for APAC telecom carrier within 9 months of OHI implementation

Up to 3X total return to shareholders

2X greater ROIC compared to companies with lower health

18% increase in EBITA

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Featured insights

Article - McKinsey Quarterly

The yin and yang of organizational health

– Sustained performance over the long term and successful transformation in the near term require many of the same ingredients.

Attracting and retaining the right talent

– The best workers do the best and the most work. But many companies do an awful job of finding and keeping them.

What every leader needs to know about organizational management

– Leaders of organizations should beware chasing the next shiny object and instead focus on practical, time-tested topics that have... proved to bring success.

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