Friday, August 21, 2009

Good Friday morning,
This week I had the great opportunity to receive a presentation of how "social networking computer tools" can be FANTASTICly applied WITHIN any company or any organization which has people and/or associates and/or members !!!

The purpose is : collaboration in real time.

Here's my point: these tools can have a most powerful impact on the implementation of HOSHIN-KANRI (i.e. Policy Deployment; i.e. MBO the Toyota Way). I can't wait to do a Hoshin implementation project using such Portal / Collaboration tools as : here's just a few: Discusion Forums; Wikis; Blogs of course; SMS; RSS; Libraries; and approx 20 or 40 more tools.

AND I think that the packaging of all these tools into one offering will replace the "IntRAnet" that employees & managers currently refer to .

IF YOU LIKE to learn more, I know the good people at who have just such a VERY COMPLETE package.

Have a great weekend,
Mike Davis. .......... please leave a comment. Thanks.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Getting started with Hoshin

In this blog, I'm introducing one of my early steps in the implementation of Hoshin into an Organization's Strategic Management Process.
Simply this, do the usual SWOT but do it by each target area of the enterprise.
These 12 areas get kept forever. This is one of the long-term advantages of applying Hoshin.
Source: we used this during my 20 years (as EVP) at a Toyota subsidiary.
Best wishes in your Hoshin implementation.
Mike Davis

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blogger at :
" "It has now been over four and a half decades since Toyota invented the version of hoshin kanri that will eventually become management's new gold standard" "
So I'm asking how can we get the mesage out?