Developing breakthrough objectives

How do you know if you’ve picked a good Breakthrough Objective?

In the Hoshin Planning process, a Breakthrough Objective (BTO) is a 3-5 year goal that explains what we need to do to reach our vision. In this video BMGI’s COO, Wes Waldo, talks about applying the concepts of the S-curve and ambidextrous paradox in creating your BTOs.

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