Scientific Thinking – Get or keep going now
In times of uncertainty you can’t pause. You still need to work on
obstacles stopping you reaching your Target Condition, right NOW.
We know Toyota Kata patterns are the way to develop scientific thinking skills necessary for effective and efficient adaptation. And we need that now … we must continue to strive toward our goals; the alternative is not good. We also know face to face hands on learning is best. But that’s not always practical and right now it isn’t. Through this ‘enlighten’ program for Toyota Kata you will develop your skills; face to face with us, you will participate. You will also be wherever you must be, and we will too.
Toyota Kata ’10-Hour’
Your people striving to where the organisation needs to be.
Outcome: Participants (maximum 10 per group) will be able to facilitate the application of the Improvement Kata and confidently practice the Coaching Kata as a means of moving learners through step 4 (of the Improvement Kata). As with the TWI J programs, the emphasis throughout is on “start learning by doing”.
Conducting Workplace Experiments
Outcome: A person who can plan a workplace experiment, do it, check what happened against what they predicted, then use what they learned.
Our assumption that people are naturally competent in conducting workplace experiments seems flawed. This is not criticism of individuals; it’s a reflection based on the last few years of experience and is classic. How often do we assume competence in foundational basics and that assumption is misplaced?
Job Relations for Toyota Kata Coaches
Combining the thought patterns of Job Relations and the Improvement and Coaching Katas makes sense.
Reality is that people have limited time for improvement activities and results need to be generated and sustained. Improvement is more effective and efficient when the coaches are constantly thinking of the learners and other stakeholders as individuals and recognising that improvement in results happens only through people.
A unique, innovative and accelerated approach to learning.
Skillpoint workshops focus on intensive learning and practise of TWI Job Instruction or Toyota Kata through a 3½ or 3 day immersion into a simulated world of lean and continuous improvement. The ‘work environment’ is as near to real as you will get.
Scott Curtis (TWI Institute) and Jim Huntzinger (Lean Frontiers) discuss the Skillpoint experience.
A birds eye view of Skillpoint in action
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