“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
BRIEF HISTORY. Strategy Deployment, also known as hoshin planning or policy deployment, originated in Japan in the 1960′s but is based upon the US Management by Objectives (MBO) improvement cycle. For years, companies in other sectors including Toyota, Proctor & Gamble, and Hewlett-Packard, to name a few, have used Strategy Deployment, called the “world’s most powerful management system”, with great success.
WHAT IT IS. Strategy Deployment is different from what most people think of as strategic planning. This process goes far beyond the typical strategic planning and is different than short-term or operational planning. An important part of preparing to reach goals is creating breakthrough experiences. This allows the executive team to shift beyond their current business paradigm and create a new one that embraces beneficial change.
This approach ensures that a customer-oriented vision is developed and that daily activities are linked to breakthrough strategies to ensure the organization realizes its vision. Its success in helping businesses to gain a competitive advantage in their marketplace has been proven in a variety of industries.
EXAMPLE APPLICATION. With rising economic pressure on orgainzations to reduce costs and improve quality, an increasing number of organizations are looking for breakthrough solutions for performance improvement. Therefore, many organizations are just now increasingly finding its value and power. It definitely works in any organization, such as manufacturing and healthcare, because short-term efforts are focused on long-term goals unified around a vision.
WHY BREAKTHROUGH CONCEPTS. If implementing Strategy Deployment were easy, every business would be doing it now. Although the application of the tools appears to be merely common sense, the concepts can, at first, be difficult to implement until an adequate knowledge base is formed and sufficient experience is acquired.
The strength of Breakthrough Concepts is built on our commitment to bring our vast expertise and experience to work alongside your key people in building and implementing approaches that deliver you measureable business outcomes, whether it’s increased sales or improved operations.
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