Presentation Description: How do we engage everyone in problem solving? Toyota Kata addresses this challenge providing the framework for a sustainable problem solving culture incorporating targeted experimentation and personal learning.
In this workshop, you will learn about behavior routines, or kata. First, Improvement Kata is a repeating routine of establishing challenging target conditions, working step-by-step through obstacles and learning from problems encountered along the way. Second, Coaching Kata is a pattern of teaching improvement kata to employees at every level, ensuring that it permeates their thinking and actions.
If you are seeking a better way to lead, manage and develop people to produce continuous improvements with superior results, this session is for you. Briefly put – Toyota Kata utilizes the capabilities of all its team members better than we do with our traditional management methods allowing us to achieve non-traditional, outstanding results!
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to …
Apply The Improvement Kata: A scientific 4-step iterative PDCA routine Understand The Coaching Kata: A daily routine utilizing 5 Coaching Kata Questions to teach and embed the Improvement Kata thinking pattern Recognize the need for alignment of the Vision, Challenge and Target Condition to focus improvement activities.
Comprehend how Kata enables an organization to embrace systematic change: Participate in a simulation that is progressively interwoven with Kata methodologies to make it easy to understand how the Toyota Kata Trajectory components are integrated (i.e., Vision/Challenge, Current Condition, Target Condition, Obstacles, PCDAs and Coaching).
Understand the Improvement Kata Process: A scientific 4-step iterative PDCA routine that will address only those obstacles on the path of a trajectory leading to the achievement of short term Target Conditions that are in line with a long term Vision/Challenge.
Practice Developing People with the Coaching Kata: A daily routine utilizing 5 Coaching Kata Questions to teach the Improvement Kata thinking pattern and ensure it is embedded within an organization via team accountability.