One of the fields that Andres Mejia covers for McKinsey & Co. is their organizational health sector. Organizational health operates under the theory that an organization is only healthy when the business is whole, complete, and consistent. This means that each part of the organization is operating at its fullest potential, from the management structure to the operations departments, and everyone in between.
He has been employed by McKinsey & Co. since 2012. Even before his arrival the firm was conducting research into organizational health, and working with client companies. And as Andres Mejia knows, the McKinsey philosophy is that the health of an organization is based on its ability to coalesce around the vision and strategies of its leaders.
The company’s research has demonstrated that when organizations manage operations with equal attention to performance and health, the chances that they will outperform their competitors more than doubles. Those are sobering numbers. Additional research into the question showed there is a link between health and performance at both the corporate and subunit level, and that this is much stronger than they had previously believed. Moreover, during the eight-year period in which the McKinsey & Co. research was conducted, healthy companies generated three times the total return to their shareholders than did unhealthy companies.
Andres Mejia of McKinsey & Co. is a native of Bogota, Colombia. He attended the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering in 1997.