What Toyota Kata is about
3 things – a common way of efficiently working together; vital skill for now and tomorrow; a positive cultural attribute that can be developed through practice. (1min:17secs)
Toyota Kata is not about Toyota!
It is about the “less visible stuff”; about human beings and latent capability. It’s not about the “things” we’ve been imitating since the 1980’s. (0:20)
A pre-requisite for empowerment
Team Leaders, Supervisors and Managers developing adaptive and innovative people all heading toward common goals scientifically. (1:03)
How to work
Managers resist “providing the answer”. (If the answer was “providable” then someone else is already doing it – that’s not innovative!) Instead leaders know how to work in order to get “there”. (0:41)
Planning from the maximum point of uncertainty?
In essence the “plan” becomes a prediction (or a hypothesis). Adjustment then occurs all along the way based on what is learnt/discovered. (1:07)
“Resistance” is not hostility
Established habits will naturally be reverted to. Practising a new habit (through a “kata”) will, over time, replace an old habit. (1:51)
Developing & utilising human capabilities (with the 6 clips above incorporated)
Mike touches on the Toyota Kata research and goes into the “why”. He briefly overviews the two kata he identified so all of us can have the opportunity to develop a scientific thinking habit and a coaching habit. (39:37)
Brad Byrnes , Chief Operating Officer Parkes Shire Council
Andrew Francis, Chief Operating Officer Parkes Shire Council
Throughout this project Oscar has involved the experienced staff in the building of the knowledge and skill material, increasing the likelihood of a sustainable system, owned by our people.
Oscar has helped us develop a system of learning, in our own often fast paced environment that has the required consistency to ensure the quality required with the flexibility to accommodate the needs of the individual. He has made the step by step requirements clear, and reliably follows up on the tasks he is driving, carefully insisting and helping us reach each step of the project.
Baiada Poultry Garth Oakroot, Site Manager, Hanwood Feedmill
We had a wonderful 2 weeks of training on TWI covering JI and JR. JI is a very effective training methodology that we can apply in many areas. We were completely convinced that it can helps in shorten our training lead time, improve the efficiency and quality in our worker’s performance. How good if we can get to know this earlier!!
JR on another note is very much a soft skill training. On the first perception, it seems like a general knowledge; something that we were being taught in any leadership training. However similarly to JI; there’s a pattern of learning that we need to develop that is matter. Most of the time we know what should be done but we just failed to do so. JR will definitely address that as we will handle the issue steps by steps till that become a habits.
Oscar is a seasoned trainer, very knowledgeable in the subject. He carried out the training in his most professional self and accept no nonsense from the group. He has a sharp observation skill and always able to bring out the best from each student.
Schneider Electric (Malaysia) Chin Wei KUE, SC Performance Manager – Process Domain
Melissa Smith, Kata in the Classroom, Lean HR Summit- Austin, Texas, 12/9/19.
My deepest thanks!!
Marissa Brinkman – Fishback Financial Corporation
John Batten - President, New Hampshire Industries USA