Developing people to achieve extraordinary results

THE IMPROVEMENT KATA

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

The_Coaching_Kata.html
VSM.html

4.

Getting

Started

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TOYOTA

KATA

The

Improvement

Kata Exercise

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TK has only existed since 2009 but has already become a tried and

trusted way to develop a test-learn-adapt “growth” mindset in any

team or organization. It’s practiced in thousands of organizations

worldwide and the number keeps going up. TK makes improvement,

adaptiveness and innovation an everyday thing.

Welcome to the Toyota Kata website. 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. We called it the Improvement Kata, and here it is for you to practice and use.

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  1. A way of working, and of working together, to improve, adapt and innovate.

  1. Developing scientific thinking skill and mindset, by practicing simple “Starter Kata.”

The Improvement Kata + the Coaching Kata  =  Toyota Kata

  1. Scientific thinking as an ingredient of how effective teams and organizations navigate.

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TK at

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TK is a skill-building process to shift our mindset and habits from a natural tendency to jump to

conclusions, to a tendency to think and act more scientifically. TK turns improvement activity into

a practice field, where people come and struggle for 20 minutes every day under the guidance of

their coach. Sure it’s about improving something, since you have to practice on something, but it’s

really about making people better scientific thinkers.


Start by reading buttons 1-5 of this site, and take advantage of the many resources here. Toyota Kata

is still a young topic and an open system... practice it and then utilize and share it as you like!

If you are a teacher, be sure to also check out Kata in the Classroom (KiC).