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Renshi FSF

Focused SustainED


9 Step Process

Renshi PMC

You know those people who get your front line folks all excited and engaged? The ones that lower costs and improve safety. That’s us.

We have developed a system that reduces cost by millions. For example, a large O&G company reduced their Well tie in time by over 50% saving millions per year. And they achieved best in class TRIF.

A large manufacturer increased throughput by 10%. This resulted in a revenue increase of $20 million per year; forever.

Follow the system below and you will lower costs and safety incidents. We’d love to help you get there.

 How do we do it?

We have a 9 step process called FSF, Focused-Sustainable-Flexible.

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We categorize the following 9 steps under these three icons.

Here are the steps:

  1. Scientific Corporate Health Analysis
  2. Six month FSF performance plan
  3. Senior Leadership Team (SLT) alignment
  4. Recognize key metrics
  5. Action item list reviews
  6. Business reviews led by direct reports
  7. Corporate health report to SLT
  8. Performance Management Coach (PMC) on site
  9. The tool of tools. Renshi’s thinking about thinking tool matrix

 Here is a table showing each step and how it applies to focus, sustainability and flexibility.



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Scientific Corporate Health Analysis Development of key metrics PMC placed in the organization
6 month FSF performance plan prepared Establish weekly action item list reviews Tool of tools. Renshi’s thinking about thinking tool matrix
SLT alignment Business reviews led by SLT direct reports Pull not push
Report to SLT on corporate health improvement


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1. Scientific Corporate Health Analysis

This is an example of a corporate health analysis.

 The analysis has 9 success elements covering 37 observable constructive actions.


Why it’s important

You get an independent external view of what you’re doing well. You get the same external view of opportunities you have for improvement. Sometimes its difficult to see these from within.

Allows you to focus in on opportunities for improvement.

Allows you to rank improvement opportunities.

Allows you to dollarize opportunities. Is it worth it to improve this?

Creates discussion at all corporate levels about performance.

The start of a performance operation plan.

Alignment of metrics. Enables us to select the correct metrics.

A focal point for the entire company to rally around.

2. Six month FSF performance plan


We prepare a plan to show the steps you will take to capture opportunities. A roadmap.

Why it’s important

Everyone can see the plan in an easy to read graphic format.

Leaders can see what they are accountable for.

Assists the SLT with aligning their efforts to the program.

Permits discussion of opportunities and gaps.

  • Are we capturing the right ones?
  • Are we missing something?
  • Does it make sense?

3. Senior Leadership Team alignment


SLT Alignment

We align senior leaders with the project.

Why it’s important

Gives everyone an opportunity to express their opinions.

Sets high-level expectations.

Sets high-level accountability.

Determines how the SLT can help the process.


4. Recognizing Key Metrics

Key Metrics

PMCs work with your leaders to select metrics that align with your strategic goals.

Renshi PMCs don’t pick the metrics themselves. Instead, they teach your leaders on HOW to pick the metrics.


Why it’s important

First, it’s sustainable. Your leaders learn to pick metrics to align with any strategy.

Second, selecting metrics gets your leaders focused on the company’s core strategy.


5. Establishing weekly action item list reviews

AIL Review


PMCs teach front leaders to meet at regular intervals to track actions. Done daily, weekly and/or at least monthly.

Action item lists track these actions.

Action Item Lists track WHO is doing WHAT by WHEN.

It’s a consistent check to see what your leaders have done. How it worked out and what they will do next to influence the metrics they are tracking. 


Why it’s important

First, you get things done. Things move along. Your team holds themselves accountable. No one likes to come to a meeting without their action completed.

Your team gets to see how their actions are affecting the results. They can determine if they are getting the results they expected.

It generates ideas. Idea generation becomes part of the culture as people see their ideas implemented.

Your people learn to connect actions with bottom-line results.

6. Business Reviews led by SLT Direct Reports

Business Review

Business reviews are quarterly meetings held to see how your leaders are doing. Are they getting the results they expected? If not why not? If so why so? What can we do next? Who can we recognize?

A Business Review provides an opportunity for your team to reflect on results.

It allows your team to share plans for improving the business in the future.

It allows you to see if your senior leaders understand their business.


Why it’s important

It’s part of the Renshi FSF system that ensures sustainability. Meeting quarterly to go over results gets built into everyone’s calendars. It’s hard to change. Even when leaders leave.

7. Report to SLT on corporate health improvement

How Measured Doses of Chaos or Change Can Improve Creative Revenues and Reduce Costs

At the end of a contract, the SLT meets to see how their company/s corporate health has improved.
We discuss what costs savings have occurred and what revenues may have increased.


Why it’s important

Sustainability and alignment.

High-level planning for the next performance improvement initiative.

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8. PMC placed in the organization


We assign a Renshi Performance Management Coach, (PMC) to the organization. These PMCs work full time, on site to provide “at the moment” coaching.

Why it’s important

PMCs work in the front line of your organization where the action takes place. They coach, teach and mentor your leaders at the moment, on issues that are affecting your people at that time.

They don’t have strict agenda like Bob will learn x today. PMCs make sure Bob learns x, but only when it makes sense, when Bob needs it and when he can use it immediately.

This means the idea becomes a permanent fixture in Bob’s toolbox. It’s sustainable.

9. Tool of tools.

Renshi’s thinking about thinking

tool matrix

Mental model

Renshi has 100’s of tools in its FSF program.

One problem is trying to remember the tools.

To help your leaders we have developed a tool matrix. This matrix helps your leaders choose the tool appropriate for the situation.

Renshi PMCs teach these tools and assist leaders in using them. The PMCs goal is for front-line leaders to “think about thinking”. They use the tools matrix to help them do this.

Why it’s important

Creates independent leaders who can think on their own. Their thought processes become flexible to any situation. They can do what is right because they know so many tools.

Actions, getting things done, are the key to improvement. Coming up with metrics and creating actions to affect those metrics is great. But they are useless if they are not implemented.

Pull not Push

Solving difficult problems 

What’s the most important lesson we have learned from improving client performance? It’s that the more we give up being right the better it is for you the client.

It’s not about Renshi forcing a tool on you. We never say “Thou shalt do this because we are the smart consultants and we know what’s best for you.” We focus on what you and your people need at the moment.

We want you to create the best outcomes you can. We work in your world. The world as it is. Not a world that has to fit into our model. So we provide you with tools that you can use to excel in your world. Renshi PMCs help your team to clarify and crystallize goals. We help you find the solution and commit to action.

Why it’s important

You and your people gain more certainty and confidence.

A reduction in mistakes occurs.

Implementation of ideas becomes the norm.

Safety improves. Costs fall. Profits increase.

 That’s it!

Looking forward to lowering your costs.