In the power tool zone, those that are used most often and have the highest satisfaction rating, you will find tools such as TQM,
It may be instructive to note that staid old Strategic Planning takes home the prize as the most effective and frequently used change management tool. A key value that managers remark upon is that Strategic Planning forces you to take off the blinders and check your assumptions at the door. The “tyranny of the urgent” affects all of us and can rob us of energy, resources, and creativity. Setting aside time for purposeful strategy development allows us to refocus on the bigger picture.
It goes without saying of course (but I will) that no tool will work if it is not the right one for the job and if those who employ it have not been trained.