Understanding which work aligns meaningfully with strategic intent is key to unlocking sustainable growth.

Hoshin Kanri, also known as policy deployment, is about prioritizing high-value work. When things have always worked a certain way, navigating change can be tricky. Yet this is what growth demands. As a lean business consultant, Leslie Barker brings a fresh outside-in perspective, evaluating current operations and how this potentially supports and impedes future growth.

Hoshin Kanri / Policy Deployment

By leveraging methods like Kaizen and Six Sigma, Leslie guides organizations through the three most important aspects of policy deployment:

For competitive businesses, speed is key to relevance, and strategic intent is vital to speed. Organizations that lack clarity often focus on output. Without shared intent and alignment, time and resources may be wasted on low-value ideas. There’s little insight into the ability and capacity of individual teams or members. The result is chaos—multi-tasking, bottlenecking, and poor decisions. Simply put, your resources are wasted on priorities that do not advance overarching goals.

Progress Through Strategic Intent

Optimizing operations doesn’t just happen. It takes planning, insight, and clarity. With proven experience using a variety of tools, Leslie works to ensure everyone on your team is pulling in the same direction. As progress is made, the benefits snowball. Team members learn to prioritize larger outcomes over busywork, decision making gets faster, and unnecessary expenses are gradually eliminated. Over time, organizations spend less while accomplishing more. Connect to learn more.

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