Plan to Improve

Plan to Improve

The ambition translated: THE IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Which plan makes us better and brings us closer to reaching our ambition?

 

Do you work with  an annual plan?

  • Is this year’s plan no different than last year’s plan?
  • Is the annual plan session merely a mandatory ritual?
  • Does the team find it difficult to agree on priorities?
  • Does the plan drain the team’s energies through indecisiveness?

Many managers and professionals treat annual planning as a routine

Annual planning is perceived as a scheduling exercise and results in a list of activities for the coming year. Because many things can change the usual focus is on recurring activities. As a result, the annual plan is highly predictable, and seldom a trigger for change and improvement.  A missed opportunity.

 

A true annual plan is an improvement plan that articulates the performance climate

An improvement plan marks the path between our present position and our shared ambitions.  A true annual plan enables the team to determine whether it moves forward and closer to the ambition. A true annual plan helps the team to reflect on the choices made and the effectiveness of the improvement initiatives.

 

An improvement plan enables the team to maintain the course set

The plan ensures that the team is not sinking into the issues of the day. It helps to distinguish main issues from side issues. An improvement plan clarifies when to say ‘no’ to projects and initiatives that do not contribute to the realization of the ambition.

 

We help you and the team to create an Improvement plan

As a leader you’re in the lead. We help you and the team ask the right questions that yield a true Annual plan which offers grip and energizes the team. An annual plan ‘new style’ guides the team on its journey of continual improvement.

 

Results
An improvement plan helps the team:

  • affirm the shared ambition
  • set ambitious AND achievable goals
  • make clear choices
  • focus on continual improvement
  • take responsibility for goals and actions

Performance climate

Arnoud is a trustworthy partner, a sensitive teamplayer and an effective coach. In a short period of time he is able to create a climate of high performance in a diverse team of professionals. His facilitation led the team to take responsibility and meet a number of very challenging goals. - Saskia van Es, Leader Social Enterprise KPN

Performing in the Matrix

Arnoud understands how work gets done in large functional organisations, ie. process ownership vs line accountability. His outstanding strength however is observing how differrent members of the team function in the matrix leading to effective individual coaching and performance improvement for the whole organisation. Roelf Venhuizen, Sitemanager Shell Chemicals Moerdijk

Fun & Success

Two words summarize my experience of working with Arnoud: fun and success. Arnoud is a skilled analyst and a brilliant facilitator with a strong focus on business results. Above all he is able to guide leaders and teams to unknown levels of performance in a both confrontational and pleasant manner. - Juan Pablo Ortiz, Senior Consultant YesP

Go the extra mile

Due to his genuine interest in people, his integrity and his listening capacities Arnoud is able to facilitate both C-level management and their teams to grow and go the extra mile. In a workshop facilitated by Arnoud every voice will be heard and respected and people will leave the room energized, focused and determined to succeed. - Cynthia Leest, Marketing Specialist Consafe Logistics

Creative professional

One of these rare, authentic professionals. Someone brave enough to give you what you need, which at fist sight might not appear what you've asked for. Someone who will stick with you as a creative professional but most of all as an integer and profound personality. - Enrika Hens, Regional LEAN coach EU&AF Shell Downstream Manufacturing

Ambition and Focus

A shared ambition clarifies to everyone what the team stands for and where it’s heading to. It’s the point on the horizon making people feel connected and feel responsible. Guided by a shared ambition the priorities are clear, the goals will focus and motivation is for granted.

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WEB facilitates

Facilitate literally means ‘make more easy’. WEB facilitates workshops that help teams to achieve desired results fast, cost effective and collaborative. Our vision of performance is based on some simple and powerful beliefs

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Review to Learn

Plan reviews reflect the performance climate in which a team operates. How focused and sharp is the team when reviewing their own performance? Learning is key. ‘What’ and ‘why’ are more important than ‘who’. The way issues are examined and discussed is as important as the issue itself. And finally, the future is more exciting than the past.

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