3.

Kata Creates

Culture

Links and

Reading List

Video Tools

Materials to Download

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Extras

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1.

Improvement Kata

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2.

Coaching

Kata

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5.

Getting

Started

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6.

Challenge

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What is

a Kata?

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Value Stream Mapping

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4.

Neuroscience

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Practicing the Improvement Kata

& Coaching Kata Creates Culture

TOYOTA

KATA

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The Role of Managers


Managers are teachers by default, and the primary actors on the ground that create

and perpetuate an organization’s culture.  What a manager says and does every day

should be reinforcing the desired way of operating.


Coaching the Improvement Kata daily is a way

for managers to develop their team's bench

strength for achieving challenging goals.  The

more you and your team develop skill and

confidence in the Improvement Kata pattern...


The more challenges you can take on

The bigger the challenges you can take on

The more knowledge you can build

The faster your organization can move ahead

Excerpt from The Darwin Debate, BBC, 1998

In this 30-second video, Professor

Steven Pinker comments on culture

as a neural mechanism.

How do you create a team or organization culture of improvement, adaptiveness

and innovation?  Brain research is clear:  Developing new ways of thinking means

practicing targeted behaviors daily.  The implication is that practicing and coaching

should be a systemic approach that’s integrated into the normal daily operation of

your team or organization.  The Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata are exactly

that... an ongoing, sustained process to develop a scientific skills and mindset in

people, through the work itself.