|Strategic and Hoshin Planning|
Strategic planning provides the roadmap of the future to the organization. Today’s organizations cannot afford to develop a plan that sits on the bookshelf until the end of the year and then is dusted off to see if goals were attained.
The Iowa Quality Center uses a method of Hoshin Planning (sometimes called Policy Deployment). Hoshin is an annual planning process that helps an organization set goals with measurable milestones and reconcile actual performance against those milestones. A high-level goal (objective) is refined within the organization and strategies are developed to ensure its achievement. Each manager is assigned an objective (or more) and is responsible for creating strategies to achieve their objective. They must also define measurable milestones (metrics) for judging their progress. Key outputs of the Hoshin Planning process includes:
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