Category Archives: Strategic Planning

Articles about Strategic Planning, process improvement, and operational excellence.

Drive Continuous Improvement: How Using KPIs Can Help Your Team Achieve Goals and Boost Performance

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Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are measurable values that help organizations evaluate their progress towards specific business objectives. When used effectively, KPIs can be a powerful tool for setting and achieving team goals, as well as driving continuous improvement. Here are some ways to use KPIs to help your team set and reach their goals while […]

Common Misconceptions in Hoshin Planning

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Within the strategic planning world, Hoshin Kanri is becoming a major buzzword. Hoshin Kanri refers to managing company objectives and is sometimes called “Policy Deployment” or “Hoshin Planning”. However you say it, Hoshin Planning is a proven method for ensuring strategic goals are achieved while minimizing waste in business processes. Hoshin Planning is part of […]

Voice of the Customer in your Strategic Plan

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Make Room for the Voice of the Customer in your Strategic Plan Your Strategic Plan is your team’s roadmap for the entire year. It’s important that your team doesn’t focus on financial metrics alone. Financials are important but they are usually lagging indicators. That means that setting an aggressive Sales target may be what you want […]