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TBD for small businesses

Team Business Development (TBD) comprises a powerful blend of team planning methods, systems thinking and applied psychology. TBD’s unique approach helps you accomplish sweeping business improvements in rapid time.  This means that TBD clients often double or treble their profit within a year or so


OK, I accept that doubling or trebling profits may seem exaggerated. None-the-less with the right methods, tools, and guidance, any enterprise can achieve what appears at first sight farfetched. What is TBD’s secret? A little-known business improvement system known as Hoshin Kanri for small businesses.


Hoshin Kanri, the Japanese art of business transformation


Hoshin Kanri has its origins in the legendary Toyota Production System. Consequently, over several decades, Toyota developed the whole idea of Hoshin Kanri as the backbone to their continuous improvement or lean concepts. Indeed, it is an open secret that Hoshin Kanri was the guiding power that transformed Toyota into a world beating car manufacturer.


Since then, other world class global companies such as Sony, Intel and Hewlett Packard have adopted Hoshin Kanri. The reason is that it is a superbly structured business improvement system that enables lean and continuous improvements.


But Hoshin Kanri is not just for the big guys.


Now, TBD has adapted Hoshin Kanri as an ideal way for any average small or medium sized enterprise to achieve fast results. The reason is that in essence Hoshin Kanri is a ready-made business operating system. Apart from being adaptable for almost any organization, Hoshin Kanri has several key advantages for business improvement.


Perhaps the most useful is its ability to orchestrate a diverse range of improvement projects. This means that you don’t just implement projects one by one, but plan and roll out lots of improvements all at the same time. As such, this powerful planning system works faster and more reliably than any other conventional method we know of.


Hoshin Kanri works with human nature


A major factor in the reliability of the system is that Hoshin Kanri is carefully attuned with our genetic heritage. OK what do we mean by this? Well, interestingly, individuals have a powerful instinct to collaborate together towards shared goals. And Hoshin Kanri provides the essential structure, coaching and training to allow people to work closely together. Furthermore this intense collaboration creates a level of productivity far higher than the norm. So, with Hoshin Kanri we help you to quickly and easily:


  • Mobilize and integrate every business process, sub-system, function and department in the improvement process.
  • Align operational resources, new technology and activities with long-term goals.
  • Stimulate a high degree of employee engagement.
  • Involve everyone in relentless problem-solving and continuous improvement.
  • Build strategic capability through higher productivity and innovation.


As a result you get:


1  Rapid uplift in profits and net worth of an enterprise.

2  Rapid business growth.

3  Impressive 33 : 1 return on investment in the process.

4  Reduced risks inherent in DIY improvement systems.


Read how TBD has helped other companies dramatically improve profit and productivity


Hoshin Kanri for small businesses


So, if you would like to learn more about TBD and our powerful Hoshin Kanri business operating system please telephone Jeremy Old on 0845 0945 819 (local rates) or email: jeremy@teambusinessdevelopment.co.uk


Jeremy Old has twenty-five years of experience as an independent management coach. During which time he has specialized in small and mid-sized enterprises and non-profit organisations. As a result Jeremy has facilitated 56 TBD style Hoshin Kanri assignments across a wide range of industry sectors. His experience is that the system always yields consistent success.



Jeremy is also author of ‘Reinventing Management Thinking; using science  to liberate the human spirit’. The book explains why collaborative management is so much more successful than conventional top down command and control. Jeremy is also qualified to MBA level, with a post-graduate diploma in psychotherapy.

“Economies have gyrated, stock markets have crashed, and the poster companies of the 1990s hailed in other business books have flown a ballistic trajectory.


But our lean exemplars – led by Toyota – have defied the fate of most firms and have continued their methodical march from success to success” …. By using lean methodology to create “…. real and truly sustainable value for their customers, their employees, and their owners.”


Womack and Jones – Authors of ‘Lean Thinking’