3.

Kata Creates

Culture

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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

About ‘Neuroplasticity’

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Brain by Emilio Garcia

The brain is not the stable, unchanging structure one might

imagine.  It’s dynamic and changeable; a characteristic

called neuroplasticity.  In fact, neuroplasticity is going on

all the time in our brains.  As brain scientists like to say,

“Anytime you do something you’re more likely to do it again.”


In other words, actions and behaviors that we repeat, intentionally

or unintentionally, can get woven into the neural structures of our brain.

Whatever we focus on and repeatedly do with enthusiasm tends to become our

preferred way of thinking and acting; our mindset and habits.  This is one way we

develop our patterns of thinking and behavior.  Interestingly, it’s also a way we

can deliberately change our thinking and behavior patterns.  Practicing the

Improvement Kata routines is a good example.


Your current organizational culture reinforces and perpetuates itself daily.  But as we

know from sports & music, with the following ingredients we can rewire our brains

to acquire new skills and habits:  (1) a structured routine for beginners to practice,

(2) frequent repetition, (3) feedback from a coach to correct our practice, and

(4) optimism from feeling that we’re overcoming obstacles and making progress.

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Video:  How People Learn

Some Points to Remember:

The brain learns to favor whatever we focus on

repeatedly.


As this information is reinforced through repetition

it becomes wired in the brain and solidifies our

thoughts and actions.  It becomes who you are.

Think about that next time you’re angry at something.


Due to these preferred pathways in the brain we are

led into using them again and again, like walking a

trail in the snow, which strengthens them even more.

Try brushing your teeth with your non-dominant hand.


We can alter our mindset!  A way to rewire your brain

is to deliberately practice a new pattern.  In so doing

the existing pathways lose their strength and are

replaced with other neural pathways and behaviors.


A sense of optimism will be important.  To develop

new habits and a sense of self-efficacy through

practice, the Learner should experience successes

and the positive emotions that come from them.

The Improvement Kata

and Coaching Kata

combine patterns of

scientific thinking

with routines of

deliberate practice,

to enable you to apply,

learn and teach those

patterns.

What Leaders and Managers Should Know About

the Role of Brain Science in Culture Change