Toyota Kata - Developing the creativity & adaptiveness of your team

PRACTICE SCIENTIFIC THINKING

3.

Kata Creates

Culture

5.

The TK

Starter Kata

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Value Stream Mapping

Supporting Materials

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Extras

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1.

Improvement Kata

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Challenge

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2.

Coaching

Kata

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VSM.html

4.

Getting

Started

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TOYOTA

KATA

The

Improvement

Kata Exercise

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You’ll also find many Toyota Kata resources around the web. A few examples:

For

Professors

My name is Mike Rother. We studied Toyota’s management system and here’s what we

found: They practice and teach a pattern of scientific thinking every day, with managers and supervisors as the coaches. Toyota Kata shows you how anyone can do that with their team.


Take advantage of the many resources on this website. If you’re a manager, supervisor or

team leader, get the Toyota Kata Practice Guide. If you’re a K-12 educator, check out

Kata in the Classroom. If you’re a professor, visit Toyota Kata at University.

Myra Klarman Photographyhttps://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Kata-Managing-Improvement-Adaptiveness/dp/0071635238
The five question card – a Starter Katahttps://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Kata-Practice-Guide-Results/dp/1259861023
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Toyota Kata is a way for managers and educators to initiate and

coach practice of practical scientific-thinking skills in their teams,

to develop and mobilize creative capability. Competitive conditions

favor teams and organizations that know how to adapt. It’s not as

difficult as you might think, because you can begin by practicing a

set of simple “Starter Kata.”

  1. Each team or organization can build on the practice patterns and ultimately develop its own style.

  1. A skill-building process that shifts mindset & habits from a natural tendency to jump to conclusions, to a tendency to think and work more scientifically.

Toyota Kata = The 4-step “Improvement Kata” platform + Starter Kata for practicing it

  1. You only need to practice for 20 minutes once or twice a day, under the guidance of your coach.

Toyota Kata gives you a way to develop and mobilize your team’s creative capabilities, confidence and ability to handle tough goals.