One project I'm involved with at the LEI is an online video education event on the topic of “strategy deployment,” confusing known also as “hoshin kanri” or “hoshin planning” or “policy deployment.” I know, let's pick a name already. This online education experience features John Toussaint, M.D. and a number of leaders from ThedaCare. You'll get to see their process, via video, and you'll get to submit questions for a live Q&A session.
I know not all of you will be interested in the topic, or the price, but I hope you will take a look if you're interested in strategy deployment in healthcare or even in manufacturing. ThedaCare learned this method from manufacturing, it would be interesting to see what a manufacturer could learn from a health system.
One aspect of this online education event is a live 60-minute video Q&A, where John will be broadcasting live from the senior leadership team “visual room” at ThedaCare. We are using a paid private-label version of the “ustream.tv internet video streaming service (the public, free version shows ads). This is pretty amazing technology, we've used it to do a first run of this event format for our Network and it worked really well. We are going to use more video streaming experiments to help connect our Network members over time.
So maybe we can discuss a number of things here — are you using strategy deployment in your organization, regardless of what you call it? What do you think of possibilities with streaming video? All you need, really, is a laptop and a camcorder or even just an iPhone.
How might you use this technology in a large organization? Virtual video gemba visits? Broadcast talks by leaders or broadcast training within your organization? I think there's a lot of great opportunity to use this technology not because it's neat technology, but because it can serve a really powerful purpose…
Any feedback on that idea or on the Toussaint strategy deployment event? Post a comment or click “Contact” in the top menu.
Thanks to other bloggers who have spread the word:
- business901.com (Joe Dager)
- Improve with Me (Brian Buck)
- Lean Six Sigma Academy (Ron Pereira)
- Gemba Panta Rei (Jon Miller)
And, of course, John Toussaint's own blog.
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