Due to its focus on outputs and lack of information about inputs and processes, the goal model might be less actionable than other models

Fremont, CA: Businesses measure their organizational effectiveness to determine how well they are achieving their objectives. The measures by which professionals can measure their productivity can be based on a variety of models. A company's effectiveness can be maximized by increasing employee engagement and improving management communication.

A successful organization is one that achieves its goals. An organization may have external goals, such as creating a quality product, or internal goals, such as improving communications within the organization. The effectiveness of an organization is determined by analyzing a number of factors within the organization, such as how well employees perform, the efficiency of a business process, and looking for ways to improve it. If an organization defined its goal as increasing subscribers by 10%, its effectiveness could be determined by how many more subscribers it received.

Here is some organizational effectiveness models businesses use:

Internal process model

Organizations that follow the internal process model focus on internal protocols and processes to function efficiently. They may be able to improve their operations and increase their productivity by optimizing processes. Having a thorough process for documentation and the appropriate equipment to enable functions are ways to accomplish this.

Goal model

In goal models, organizations focus on achieving their goals. In order to measure an organization's effectiveness, this is the traditional model. From reaching a financial target to creating a particular societal impact, an organization can set various goals. Due to its focus on outputs and lack of information about inputs and processes, the goal model might be less actionable than other models.

Resource-based model

By evaluating their inputs, resource-based organizations measure their effectiveness. Based on this theory, companies can become successful if they have access to the resources they need. 

 Strategic constituency model

The strategic constituency model involves measuring a company's ability to meet the needs of its environment in order to evaluate their success. This approach aims to raise companies' standards to meet those who control their success. A business's constituencies can include its owners, employees, customers, suppliers, or government, as each of these groups can influence the organization's survival.

Abundance model

An abundance model examines an organization's impact on humanity to determine its effectiveness. In this approach, effectiveness means prioritizing appropriate beliefs in order to maximize the capabilities of employees.

Competing values model

Using a competing values model, organizations determine their effectiveness by creating competing values. Using competing values frameworks such as Cameron and Quinn's, this approach focuses on different key values.