Challenge

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Challenge

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Reading List

Video Tools

Materials to Download

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Extras

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Improvement Kata

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3.

Kata Creates

Culture

5.

Getting

Started

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Coaching

Kata

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What is

a Kata?

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Value Stream Mapping

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Neuroscience

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TOYOTA

KATA

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More importantly, when we have mastered a Kata for how to proceed through unclear territory we don't have to fear the obstacles, changes and unknowns we will encounter.  Rather than trying to hold on to a sense of certainty based on our view at the moment, we can get confidence from practicing the Improvement Kata pattern, because it helps us work through uncertainty.  People in business, education, politics and daily living can learn and benefit from the habits presented in Toyota Kata.


I invite you to consider the challenge.  Scratch that.  I invite you to take it on!


What Improvement Kata are you practicing?


Mike Rother

For Business and Beyond


Toyota Kata presents behavior patterns in organizations

at the level of human psychology. Although the routines

were recognized through research in production

settings, they are universal and applicable in

many different organizations, old or new,

manufacturing or otherwise. This is about

a different way of managing ourselves.


The Improvement Kata is a routine of thinking and acting that harnesses our capability

to improve and to solve problems, and so it has a potential beyond the business world.

It shows us a scientifically systematic and constructive way of dealing with problems,

uncertainty, and change, in other words, how we can work together to achieve beyond

what we can see.


The Toyota Kata book is out in 16 languages and more translations are on the way.

It’s a privilege to experiment and learn together with the worldwide community of

Improvment Kata & Coaching Kata practitioners. The process of acquiring systematic,

scientific skills offers rewards and challenges for any organization, i.e., any team.


The Improvement Kata pattern is a means for us to find the path


We may be exiting a business era where the main

challenges revolved around efficiency, and entering

an era where the challenges are broader. But not to

worry, we're equipped to meet challenges of all sorts,

as long as we practice a way of doing that. The

management methods we've been practicing were

intended to reduce uncertainty, but the management

methods of the future could be more about being

effective and comfortable in uncertainty.


When teams have a Challenge, define an appropriate next Target Condition and have

an effective routine for iterating toward it, they're brought into a channel that focuses

their thinking & taps their collective creative ability.