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A methodology to implement your strategy and enable breakthroughs in performance. Based
on the proven principles of hoshin planning and Danaher’s policy deployment approach. Put
your strategy to work!

That is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time.

Gerald Harris, Senior Advisor at Value Capture LLC

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Overview

Changeway Breakthrough is based on the principles of hoshin planning. This is also commonly referred to as strategy deployment or policy deployment. We define a breakthrough as a level of performance you don’t know how to achieve today.

Whilst incredibly powerful, this method can be a challenge to facilitate and administer. With years of experience in coaching teams and running our own businesses this way, we’ve simplified the process. Your team can focus on their critical strategic thinking whilst Breakthrough takes care of the method.

Breakthrough offers two levels of deployment and we build the x-matrix for you in the background as you step through a clear sequential process. Don’t lose the team in spreadsheets!

The team brainstorm their goals and objectives then prioritise and summarise them with just a few touches. We make it incredibly easy to create the linkages and alignment and build the xmatrix, assign resources and set your targets. Purpose built cards help you define your goals.

The process of approval and deployment is automated. Your resources accept or reject their improvement priorities and targets and play ‘catchball’ to finalise the deployment. Agreed changes automatically flow back to the x-matrix. Action plans help the facilitator and team manage the process to ensure they complete planning and deployment on time.

An interactive x-matrix allows filtering by resource and quick links back to make changes as you finalise your goals. With automation that simplifies building level one matrices cascading your goals has never been easier.

Because Breakthrough exists in Changeway’s common platform you can instantly create improvement workshops in Changeway Thinking from your improvement priorities and targets. These allow you to deliver the improvement, track your performance and implement countermeasures.

Critically, this ensures the golden thread of alignment from your strategy through your workshops to your results is maintained.

What are the benefits?

Greater Engagement from your Leaders
We’ve seen Leaders struggling with the hoshin process too many times. Our method takes this struggle away. Your team can concentrate solely on what matters – defining how they will implement their strategy. We make it remarkably simple to follow a best practice process and therefore you can keep your team engaged and deliver terrific outcomes.

Collaborate more and travel less.
Changeway works everywhere – on any laptop, desktop or mobile device. It’s fully synchronised so you can participate remotely and develop your strategic goal deployment with your colleagues in real time. Walk out of your digital workshop and show others what you’ve achieved. Update actions and metrics on the move. Keep everyone informed.

Productivity Gains
Recognised experts in this field such as Mark Deluzio at Lean Horizons, will tell you that a point of failure in this method traditionally is the admin. Team struggle to manage the process of definition and deployment and can lose alignment and focus.

Breakthrough automates all the admin steps and brings them into one place. Notifications prompt actions and everything needed can be done of the platform. No more email. No more spreadsheets. Improved tracking of deployment actions minimises loose ends and prevents conversations later in the year where people have not taken action because they have not received or accepted deployed goals. Less admin, more results.

Increased Focus and Alignment
Automation prevents errors in your deployment and ensures all the required actions get completed. The result is a crisp, accurate deployment and assured alignment within your organisation. Filtering of the x-matrix and actions simplifies focus on your Breakthroughs and correct alignment is assured. Linking your improvement workshops to your goals is also automated which further ensures alignment.

Spend more time moving the needle and less time designing the dashboard.
We know many organisations spend their precious time managing trackers and scorecards. Effort is wasted to constantly link and build measure formats across the enterprise. At Changeway we’ve simplified the process to select metrics, define targets and measure progress. Workshops have to deliver value. We provide the system you need to ensure they do.

Knowledge no longer leaves when people leave.
Your strategy deployment knowledge is captured as you run your workshop – with no extra effort. Changeway is real time, end to end encrypted and accessible on every device in your organisation. It’s curated and stored securely in a in a database for the future – a system of record for change.

Key Features

Simplified method and workflow

Simplified method and workflow

The methodology is embedded in the design of the software. Follow the steps to define and deploy your
breakthroughs.

Connect workshops to goals

Connect workshops to goals

Use the Changeway platform to create improvement workshops linked to your priorities and targets.
Accurate alignment and focus is assured.

Creative Brainstorms

Creative Brainstorms

Collaborative digital whiteboard space and templates optimized for innovation and improvement workshops.

Catchball

Automated deployment and ‘catchball process’

Deploy your goals, notify assigned resources and manage their feedback and proposals. Agreed changes
automatically update the x-matrix to errorproof the process.

Digital notes

Patent Pending Digital Notes

16 functions for multi-media content and structured numerical data. Multi-lingual. These blow sticky notes off the wall.

Intelligent Improvement

Intelligent Improvement™

Breakthrough links the most important workshop areas to present the information you need where you need it. Less waste, more innovation.

Automated build of x-matrix

Automated build of x-matrix

We build the x-matrix based on your inputs and simplify creation of lower-level matrices. Active filters let
you see priorities and targets by assigned resource.

Benefit Tracking

Benefit Tracking

50 standard KPIs. Choose a metric or make it custom. We’ll build the dashboard. Built-in audit trail keeps the finance folks happy too.

Synchronous Teamwork

Synchronous Teamwork

Truly multi-task and work in parallel sub-teams in different parts of the app. It’s all synchronised!

Customisation

Customisation

We know your workshops are awesome – so innovate your way. Edit titles, build custom agendas, customize templates and more.

Participant Presence

Participant Presence

Tell at a glance who’s in your workshop and active. Invite and manage your workshop participants.

Action Management in-App

Action Management in-App

Configurable checklists, action trackers and in-app notifications. All totally customizable. No more email.

Integration

Integration

Connect any web-based document, application or webpage to your brainstorms.

End-to-end Encryption

End-to-end Encryption

All content is encrypted and stored securely with industry leading two-factor authentication.