Strategy Planning and Deployment

Strategy Planning and Deployment

A strategy is an expression of what an organization intends to do to get from a current state to a future state.

However, many companies lack a structured and effective process for developing and deploying their strategy. Strategic plans are often developed in isolation and rarely aligned across an organization. As a result, the organization's strategy and strategic objectives are not well defined, not well communicated, and do not impact day-to-day decision making and resource allocation.

A study performed by the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative indicates that

  • only 5% of the workforce understands their company strategy
  • only 25% of managers have incentives linked to strategy
  • 60% of organizations don't link budget to strategy
  • 86% of executive teams spend less than one hour per month discussing strategy

Our Strategy Planning and Deployment Process, using Strategy Maps and Hoshin Kanri, provides an organization with proven, visual and effective methods and tools to develop, communicate and align its business objectives, strategic initiatives, operating plans, targets and goals.



The organization's strategic plan and strategy maps then form the basis for establishing an effective Performance Management System based on Balanced Scorecards and for initiating critical Operational Excellence projects and activities.

Strategy Planning & Deployment using Strategy Maps and Hoshin Planning is a proven solution and has been successfully deployed by many world-class organizations.

A well-defined, methodical, and disciplined progress review process, and the focused deployment of Process Excellence Solutions, including Lean Management, Six Sigma Methodology8D Problem Solving Process, and Business Process Management, will ensure that progress toward the organization's strategic breakthrough objectives is made, and that risks and roadblocks are identified and countermeasures implemented in a timely manner.

Many organizations begin their Operational Excellence initiative with our in-depth Operational Excellence 360o Assessment TM of their current capabilities and opportunities. Upon completion of the assessment your organization will receive, or we will present to you and your organization, a detailed report about your current strengths and opportunities, including three to five specific Operational Excellence & Lean Six Sigma projects that would lead to significant performance improvements based on our assessment.

To learn more about our Operational Excellence Strategy Planning & Deployment Solution using Strategy Maps and Hoshin Planning, please Contact Us. Benefit from our expertise and experience to help organizations drive profitability and create growth through Operational Excellence & Lean Six Sigma.

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