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A short video by emsstrategies.com to address the issue that once you've drawn a future-state map, how do you effectively move from current to future state? We need a sense of direction or challenge, which VSM can help provide, but we also need some scientific-thinking skills for navigating our way there. VSM is a way to define direction, and practicing Toyota Kata develops your skills to get there.

EMS Strategies | September 2018
Toyota Kata at Zingerman's Mail Order Mike Rother
April 2018
Mindset and the Andon Cord Mike Rother
March 2018
Starter Kata for Coaching Mike Rother
January 2018
Phases of Practice Pierre Nadeau
October 2017
Toyota Kata Practice - Run Charts Tony Webster
May 2017
The Future of Continuous Improvement Jeremiah Davis
April 2017
Cracking the Talent Code Dan Coyle
January 2017
Thinking About Thinking AsapSCIENCE & Mike Rother
December 2016
Scientific Thinking for Everyone Mike Rother
November 2016
Coaches Give Corrective Feedback Sentis Brain Animation Series
October 2016
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