White Paper on How to Avoid Losing Organizational Effectiveness


White Paper on How to Avoid Losing Organizational Effectiveness


Belden Menkus shares a white paper on organizational effectiveness due to the pressure of change, and offers six quickly implemented tools to help you regain commercial momentum.

Executive Summary

Change often leads to a drop in organisational effectiveness and a loss of

commercial momentum. Concern over these negative effects can deter management

from making needed changes. Both of these factors lead to loss of competitiveness

and erosion of value.

In this paper, we take a fresh look at what causes this drop in effectiveness and how

you can avoid it. Our major conclusions are:

  1. The accepted wisdom is wrong. The most widely accepted explanation of this

drop in performance – the change curve effect – is, at best, only partly correct. It

has been greatly oversold as the most significant cause of organisational ills

during times of change.

  1. You have to understand “no change” to understand change. Organisations have a

rich set of tools they use to create organisational effectiveness. Understanding

how these work in times of no (or low) change highlights the problems that will

occur during times of change.

  1. Six tools can maintain organisational effectiveness. There are six tools that can

remove the major reasons for loss of organisational performance during times of

change. These six tools help maintain organisational performance during a time

of change and are themselves powerful tools for making change.

Change doesn’t have to mean a loss of focus and drive. With the right tools, it can

align and energise your organisation.


Key points include:

  • Vision and organization
  • Results-focused project management
  • Short-term performance tracking


Read the full white paper, Orientation, on Menkus.com.