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Improvement Kata Seminar (1 Day Class)

This interactive experiential workshop offers the content and activities from Day 2 of our three-day Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata program with the intent to help you understand and begin practicing a systematic routine for continuously improving the work you do.

The Pattern of the Improvement Kata

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Description

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The Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata are an intertwined, innovative management system that provides the means to accomplish two equally important goals:

  • Practicing a systematic, scientific way for people to work together to achieve challenging objectives that are currently beyond their reach, and…
  • Developing managers as coaches for creating a culture of continuous improvement, adaption, and innovation. This is done through simple, time-efficient, daily "coaching cycles."

Based on Mike Rother’s award winning book, Toyota Kata, this one-day course will:

  • Help you recognize a different way of managing
  • Influence how you view your job as a leader and manager.
  • Help you better understand what's involved in developing these new behaviors in your organization
  • Prepare you to start practicing at home tomorrow – We call it Quick Start!

Agenda:

Morning:  What are the Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata about?

  • Review the theory behind Toyota Kata (it helps to know what you're trying to do).


Afternoon:  Improvement Kata Practice with a video example.

  • Understand the direction
  • Grasp the current condition
  • Establish a target condition
  • PDCA toward the target condition/coaching cycles

Targeted Audience

Senior managers, managers and Lean staff from all industries and businesses that have been implementing lean and/or interested in creating a sustainable culture of continuous improvement through use of the cutting-edge Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata management methodology.

Instructors:

Suggested Reading for this Workshop:
This program is offered at customer facilities only, as an on-site workshop. If you have any questions or want to bring this workshop to your organization, please contact Deborah McGee, Learning Activities Manager at dmcgee@lean.org or 617.871.2944.