Business transformation and lean initiatives have a problematical track record; failure rates of 70% to 85% are common. In contrast, Hoshin Kanri, a little known management planning system developed by Toyota, reverses this track record and can be used in any reasonably competent SME.
Employee engagement programmes can boost employee energy by well over 50% or more. This is important as companies with the most engaged employees show revenue growth two and a half times higher than rival firms who have the lowest level of engagement – Hay Group research
In this groundbreaking book, Jeremy Old explains how to transform productivity by handling eleven key emotional drivers. Jeremy reviews thirty reasons why conventional management often puts productivity into a nosedive and uses modern psychology and neurobiology to provide a wealth of practical advice on how to transform organisational destiny.
Read our wide range of articles on the role of collaborative leadership in improving productivity and performance in both private enterprises and public sector organisations.
With 70% of major business improvement initiatives failing, is rapid business transformation just a mirage? There is an art to achieving ambitious strategic goals. Toyota calls this open secret ‘Hoshin Kanri’ and they have used it for decades to become global leaders.
The key to Hoshin Kanri’s consistent success, lies in its ability to orchestrate dozens of improvements with overall strategy whilst simultaneously inspiring employee engagement at every level and across the whole organisation; sounds useful? Read more … Or get the full facts: Download our free white paper on Hoshin Kanri.
Business improvement projects
Loss making turnarounds
34:1 Average client ROI
Manufacturing & Services industry sectors
Start-ups including R&D projects
Let’s meet for a chat and establish your areas of growth. We can go through what could benefit your business and how Team Business Development could help you.
TBD’s employee engagement programmes are self-funding, as motivated and committed employees can boost productivity by 50% or more. The impact will measurably transform your bottom-line. And we guarantee it.
WARNING If you are contemplating a major change initiative, you need to know that change seldom turns out as planned.
Read our whitepaper and learn about Hoshin Kanri, a simple but holistic approach to business change and transformation, that proves consistently successful in promoting change.
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“… The most exciting thing to have happened since I set up the company… Not only do we now have a much clearer overall direction, but the planning process disciplines us to focus on exactly how we will fulfil our aims."
"At the time we really needed help, Jeremy came through and provided invaluable aid restructuring and redirecting the business. He put us back into a healthy profit after a really difficult period when the recession hit us. A year later we are using him again to help refine systems, processes and teamwork"
“TBD has achieved more in three weeks than I normally achieve in six months”.
We have learned a lot from Jeremy’s involvement and now have a clear structure to the way we run improvement projects. TBD has really helped us see the forward strategy, identifying future risks and opportunities in a structured way.
"TBD is the best thing the firm has done for years. It is like a breath of fresh air. We can handle a variety of issues in a fast and practical way without getting bogged down by argument and long-winded discussion. The group planning gives us a much better collective focus on what we have to do next and the simple means to do it as well."
“TBD is just brilliant. The one-day workshop has transformed 100 or so whinges into 14 coherent projects. It has collated, filtered and ordered all the different viewpoints and opinions so that the links have become apparent and we can see where we are and where we need to get to next.”
“Senior managers now make more of a communal effort. We talk a lot more, whereas before we worked in isolation; each doing their own thing, but not really realizing our impact on other departments. Factory workflow is much improved and profitability is up.”
“Instead of having departmental rivalry, each department can now see that what they are doing may be causing a problem for other departments. They are now far more supportive of altering their own ways of doing things to assist the needs of other departments.”
“The improvement projects set up by the planning team have introduced an array of initiatives including lean manufacturing techniques, such as the 5 ‘S’s, and widespread NVQ training. We are already experiencing reductions in scrap generated and are projecting a 25% savings in the despatch department. Basically the whole place just seems a lot more organised.”