I am reading the book “winnie the pooh”. Now, Christopher's company, which sells luxury luggage, doesn't perform well. Christopher is in charge of the Efficiency Department. Here is an excerpt:
“How did things get so bad?” Christopher asked, running a hand through his hair. He just didn’t understand. He had been tirelessly efficient. Every T had been crossed and every I had been dotted — more than once. If there was ever a question about something that might not have been efficient, Christopher assumed it wouldn’t be and made the appropriate changes to the plan or purchase. Granted, he knew that times were lean for many. The war’s effects had reached far beyond the battleground. Luxury purchases were not high on the list of the general population. Still ...
I don't understand the bolded sentence. What did Christopher assume? How is this assumption connected with the rest two parts of this sentence (If there was ever a question about something that might not have been efficient) & (Christopher made the appropriate changes to the plan or purchase) ?
Could you paraphrase this sentence, adding more linking between ideas?