Strategic Planning with Hoshin & AI

About Strategic Planning with Hoshin & AI

Hoshin Kanri is a proven strategic planning and execution model used by Toyota to plan and achieve improvements and growth in all the above 3 requirements. It is a powerful, systematic Strategic Planning/Management methodology that is used to create goals, choose control measures, and link daily control activities to the company’s strategy. It involves a “catch ball” as the driving force of alignment, clarification, and employee involvement. The methodology has been used by some of the world’s most successful companies such as Toyota, Rover Group, Danaher, Hewlett-Packard, and SingTel as a systematic approach to capture and cement strategic goals and develop the means to bring these into reality. Appreciative Inquiry approach has the power to unleash your organization’s potential in times of change. At the heart of Appreciative Inquiry, is an energizing and inclusive design that fosters creativity through the art of positive inquiry. AI’s invigorating process comes alive through conversation, shared values, and collective visioning. Strategic Planning with Appreciative Inquiry has been applied to organizations with outstanding results.

Course Duration

2 days

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Senior managers
  • Department Heads
  • Middle Managers

What Will You Learn?

  • Establish clear achievable direction and goals for the organization
  • Align organizational goals with departmental objectives
  • Establish growth and business sustainability for the organization
  • Engage stakeholders in using organizational strengths and successes to discover the best of what is, aspire to the highest potential and act towards soaring to greater heights
  • Enhance capability to execute plans

Programme Outline

Day One:
  • Understanding of Strategy & Business Growth
  • Tools for checking Business growth needs
  • Understanding the Hoshin Kanri process
  • The Hoshin Roadmap
  • The 7 steps of Hosin Strategy Planning
  • Establishing organizational Vision using Appreciative Inquiry
    • Workshop 1: The Define and Discover
      • Discovering strengths
      • Appreciating the “Life-Giving” forces in the organization
    • Workshop 2: The Dream (Aspirations)
      • Spelling out the aspirations of the organizations and creating the Vision
  • The catch ball process and aligning vision with grassroot employees
  • Planning Breakthrough Improvements through Hoshin Kanri
  • Data, Research and Empathy in effective Hoshin Planning
    • Methods of collecting data
    • Gathering information from employees
    • Empathy Maps
    • Knowing current states and voice of the customer
Day Two:
  • The X-Matrix; Scorecards & Measurements
  • Designing the Hoshin “Obeya Room” a high powered Visual Work area for Hoshin brainstorming and progress monitoring
  • Driving Input variables and Execution
  • Review mechanism
  • Re-alignment of goals as per needs
  • Stakeholder Communication Strategy
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Leading Strategy execution in a changing world: Leadership in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous world (“VUCA world”)



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