In a previous post I wrote about Content and Relations. In other posts I wrote about my Toyota Kata teaching approach with a center stage for what I call “a chain of stories.” It is my simplified approach to Strategy Deployment or Hoshin Kanri.
In this post I want to highlight that Strategy Deployment is both about Content and about Relations. In the image below you find the above image split in its two core components: the stories and those who tell the stories.
At the left you find the content. The work, the processes and the kata storyboards or the A3’s used to align the content of the future improvements.
On the right you find the people that do the work, prepare the stories and align them with various catch ball dialogues. This alignment is not just about the content but also about the relations among each other.
Relations build culture. The way you handle the content and the way you align holds very strong signal about the culture you want to build.
Do you want to change culture?
Do you want a culture of continuous improvement?
Get your strategy deployment on track. It may very well be the strongest mechanism available to do so!