Policy Deployment


Policy deployment is a comprehensive, closed-loop management planning and objectives deployment process. The use of this process continuously improves both management capability and the reliable achievement of significant objectives. Policy deployment is increasingly being used by companies to help achieve and maintain a competitive edge. In leading organizations today, policy deployment is viewed as a core enabling technology.

Scope And Deliverables

Policy deployment is a company-wide mechanism for creating and propagating plans for the achievement of objectives at all levels of the organization. It enables you to ensure that everyone in your organization is aligned with the overall objectives, and that “everyone in pulling in the same direction”. With its built-in “closed-loop” system, it also provides for the measurement and feedback of results as well as for corrective actions to be implemented wherever appropriate.

The policy deployment deliverables are as follows:

  • Top management clearly articulates a vision for the future of the company.
  • This vision then leads to a mission statement.
  • How the mission will be achieved is defined in strategic plans, tactical plans, and then operational goals.
  • Objectives are set for goals by defining the “how to” action plans.
  • The action plans are set into motion with periodic reviews to maintain direction and velocity.

Organization-wide deployment of priorities, goals & objectives:

  • Accelerate the achievement of desired business objectives.
  • Enhanced managerial capabilities.
  • Improved operational planning.
  • A mechanism for results-based organizational performance feedback.
  • Relevant management controls.
  • A major increase in organizational velocity.

SatiStar’s comprehensive approach to Policy Deployment is fully integrated with our methodology for the Continuous Improvement of business processes, our approach to Business Process Reengineering, and also with our approach to ISO9001.

What We Will Do

SatiStar’s consultants will facilitate your leadership team through the Policy Deployment methodology:

1. Context:

  • Situation Analysis – “what is the current state?”
  • Select and Commnuicate Key Issues – “do we have a common understanding?”

2. Set Direction:

  • Situation Analysis – “what is the current state?”
  • Values – “what do we stand for?”
  • Guiding Principles – “how will we behave?”
  • Vision – “where are we going?”
  • Mission – “what is our role in achieving the Vision?”
  • Key Themes – “what are our key strategic objectives, 3-5 years?”

3. Build Method:

  • Strategies & Programs – “what must get done in next 12-36 months?”
  • Objectives / Plans – “what are our specific 12 month commitments, actions & milestones?”
  • FMEA – “potential failure modes & countermeasures”
  • Check Plan – “how will we verify that we’re on target?”

4. Implement:

  • Communication Plan – “who will say what to whom?”
  • Deployment Plans – “how will we implement the plans?”
  • Structural Alignment – “how do we enroll the entire organization, who will be accountable & responsible”
  • Implement – “how will we ensure that the plans get implemented as designed?”

5. Management Controls:

  • Monthly Reviews – “what is performance vs plan?”
  • Annual Reviews – “what are our next 12 month commitments, actions & milestones?”

What We Need You To Do

  • Ensure that all of your leadership team is available for the Policy Deployment activity.
  • Arrange a suitable venue for the event (usually off-site, 3 days).
  • Require the entire leadership team to follow-through on their agreed-upon commitments in a timely manner.


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