Hoshin Kanri is a strategic planning and management system that helps organizations align their vision and goals with the actions and activities of their employees. It involves establishing a clear vision for the organization, identifying and prioritizing breakthrough objectives, setting annual objectives, and defining regular review cycles to track progress and make necessary adjustments.
This template is designed for leaders and teams within organizations who are looking to implement the Hoshin Kanri framework to align their strategies and activities with their vision and goals.
Implementing the Hoshin Kanri framework can help your organization improve communication, focus on key areas for improvement, and track progress towards achieving your vision and goals. This template provides a structured approach to help you establish and implement a Hoshin Kanri plan within your organization.
Focus areas are broad categories used to group problems or challenging areas within your organization. Creating focus areas helps guide your organization on what areas are a priority to work towards.
An example of a focus area within the Hoshin Kanri Template is: Identify & Develop Annual Objectives.
A strategic objective usually has to be specific and measurable to cause enough impact and effectively explain what you want to achieve.
An example of an objective within the focus area 'Identify & Develop Annual Objectives' within the Hoshin Kanri Template is: Align annual objectives with vision and breakthrough objectives.
A KPI is a key performance indicator that is measurable and evaluates the success rate of an organization in relation to the task at hand. KPIs can be very industry-specific or broad and applicable across multiple industries.
An example of a KPI for the objective ‘Ensure that all stakeholders are aware of the measures that will be used to track progress’ in the Hoshin Kanri Template is: % of annual objectives that align with vision and breakthrough objectives.
Projects are ways in which the objective can be achieved, but more so, closely tie in with ways in which organizations can make sure they are working towards their KPIs.
An examples of a project within the Hoshin Kanri Template is: Facilitate cross-functional team meetings to develop annual objectives that align with vision and breakthrough objectives.
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