Organizational Transformation, Organizational Performance Measurement

How to Measure and Manage the Performance of an Organization in Change?


In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, the ability of organizations to effectively steer their transformation endeavors is more critical than ever. Particularly, managing the organizational performance during such transformations is critical, as it ensures that the organization not only survives the upheaval but also emerges stronger. However, traditional performance measurement systems frequently struggle to effectively track progress, align personnel, processes and technology, allocate resources efficiently, and enhance accountability. Thus, the need for an adaptive combined performance measurement and management is more pronounced than ever, making this an essential area for study.

Objective of the thesis

This master thesis aims to develop and define effective strategies for measuring and managing performance in organizations experiencing significant changes. The research should focus on identifying the core components that constitute a resilient performance measurement and management system capable of supporting an organization's strategic objectives during complex transformative periods. Possible initial research questions may include (but are not restricted to):

  • How do performance measurement systems need to adapt to effectively support an organization through significant change?
  • How can organizations adapt their performance measurement systems using artificial intelligence?
  • What are the best practices for integrating new tools and technologies into existing performance measurement frameworks to enhance adaptability?
  • What role does leadership play in aligning performance measurement with new organizational goals during periods of change?
  • How can organizations measure value creation during transformation?


Your profile

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize complex information.
  • Ability to work independently, with a strong initiative in problem-solving.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • A structured, precise, and transparent working style while employing rigorous research methodologies.
  • Proficient scientific writing skills in English.

We offer

  • Close supervision, with regular review meetings, feedback discussions, etc.
  • The opportunity to start immediately or at your convenience, but the thesis should be completed within +- 6 months.
  • Possibility of making a real impact through publishing your findings in a scientific outlet (as long as the results are worthy in terms of relevance and quality).


If you are ready to take on this challenging and rewarding project, please apply with:

  • Your CV
  • Transcript of records
  • A proposed timeline for the thesis, including milestones and deliverables
  • A motivation letter (max. 300 words)





Benedict Lösser

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