Strategic Plan Development with Hoshin Planning
The purpose of Strategic Planning is to create a roadmap of the future of the organization. Sadly, many of today’s organizations create a plan and then fail to pay attention to the progress toward the plan.
The Iowa Quality Center includes a method of Strategic Planning called Hoshin. Hoshin is an annual planning process that helps the organization to:
- Set goals with measurable milestones
- Reconcile results against those milestones
- Sethigh-level goals
Key outputs of the Hoshin Planning process include:
- High level objectives set with measureable milestones
- Managers are asked to create strategies to achieve the objective
- Milestones that are used to monitor progress A “Catchball” process cascades the plan down the various levels of the organization, from leaders to all employees
- The use of a living document that can be used weekly or monthly to monitor the progress on objectives
- An attitude of Continuous Improvement is shared throughout the
- Measurements are used to provide direction and decision-making using data.
Contact the Iowa Quality Center today for assistance in facilitating your strategic planning process and leading you to sustainable deployment.