How is your Strategy Deployment?
SOAR organizational ‘Top 10’ Assessment
Are you concerned that things are going in the wrong direction?
Are there no clear approaches defined to deal with known performance gaps?
Is coordination lacking between departments and/or units?
Are improvement initiatives reactions to problems instead of a continuous search for opportunities to improve?
Is meaningful engagement and problem solving between executives and frontline workers missing?
Are competitors beginning to offer better products and/or customer service than your organization?
If 6 strategic plans were put in front of your organization, would people would have a hard time determining which plan is yours?
Are individuals assigned to solve problems, versus effective cross-functional teams?
Do improvements stay within departments versus being shared with other parts of the organization that may benefit?
Are improved processes not well documented and confirmed as the new standard operating
How is your Strategy Deployment?
Organization has done a good job of aligning strategy and goals across organizational levels and functions. Leadership ensures that appropriate structures are in place to consistently anticipate or identify performance gaps and initiate corrective action. (Well done).
Organizational levels are well aligned, however opportunities to improve coordination across functions remains. System goals and objectives demonstrably cascade across the organization levels will improve performance (Deploying daily escalation huddles & 1 page process improvement plans PIP provide immediate impact)
The organization has a clear strategy but lacks effective deployment. No cascading scorecard measures or standardized processes for review and improvement. (Using PIPs leading to counter measures actions to empower employees and create ownership in solutions)
The organization would realize material benefit from a structured, and efficient strategy deployment process. No clear organizational why, mother strategies, baby strategies, process measures, or departmental measures are in place. Inadequate system and structure is in place to drive continuous performance improvement across all organizational functional areas. (Creating simple structure will drive continuous improvement across all organizational functions)
Poor process execution and ineffective strategy deployment. Associate conflict is frequent due to Low trust. Organizational goals and objectives are unclear and/or reflect silo performance focus only. Market growth and poor customer loyalty has stalled. (Guided strategy deployment with support software and coaching will turn transform the organization).
If you answered “yes” to any of these 10 questions, Strategy Deployment with SOAR will help you:
- Stabilize – Ensuring the four M’s (manpower, methods, machines, materials) are adequate & effective.
- Flow – Eliminating bottlenecks, unnecessary delays, or workarounds in the process.
- Pull – Creating JIT demand fulfillment to consistently deliver downstream production requirements.
- Optimize (seek perfection) – Continuously evaluate performance against target measures, and conducting rapid cycle improvements, ensuring goals are consistently achieved.