Pre-requisite knowledge for coaching a Toyota Kata Coach
“Finally I realised we needed to study how they were thinking …” (Mike Rother)
Mike discusses how for years the focus of studies of Toyota was the solutions they had come up with to solve their problems (and we gave those solutions common names such as 5S, Kanban, A3s etc). His epiphany early in the research came when he realised that hidden beneath what could be seen was a consistent pattern of thinking and managers coaching their people in thinking that way. In this “plainly put” 40 minute video clip Mike summarises his research that lead to the publishing of Toyota Kata (McGraw Hill) in 2009.
Training Within Industry (TWI) Institute Train the Trainer Programs (Trainer Certification)
Building your capability in training others in TWI skills and Toyota Kata patterns.
One of the key tenets of Lean is building standardised work – the best known way today. The Institute applies this in all we do including the trainer certification process. All trainers certified through the Institute use the successful TWI delivery methods developed during WWII and repeatedly proven throughout the years.
Following Training – The Coaching and Mentoring
Changing results through building people capability.
Be careful of thinking that all that needs to be done is train someone and they will do it. Particularly with adults, actions displaying competence often take time to develop and it is multi-faceted meaning competence is a combination of things. And at the days end, in order for there to be sustained acts of competence, there must be a positive outcome for the learner.
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