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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.