Hoshin Kanri - more than just a tool
Hoshin Kanri, also known as Policy Deployment, is the management system in lean addressing the strategic challenges and the breakthroughs an organisation must achieve for strengthen the competitiveness.
Hoshin Kanri will help leaders and team members throughout the whole organisation to clarify what their contributions are in connection to the overall vision and the priority for which problems to solve to help the organization reach its goals.
By adopting Hoshin Kanri as an organization and as a leader you will be able to create clarity around the strategic challenges, build commitment to achieve the goals and have everyone in the orgnisation strive in the same direction by having consensus.
Hoshin Kanri will help the organization to grow by increasing leader’s ability to;
- Challenging the organization to achieve even better results
- Including everyone in how to overcome the strategic challenges
- Transforming strategic plans to effective actions
- Capturing innovating ideas
- Building a learning organisation
It is a common misunderstanding that Hoshin Kanri is "just" a lean tool. It is much more than that. It is a way to build culture inside your company. It is a way to create motivation and alignment across the entire company and it is a way to ensure that your strategy is not just something done by the leadership team and never owned by the company.