Bestselling author of Toyota Kata and Learning to See
Toyota Kata - Daily Practice for Scientific Skill, Mindset, and Culture
In this session, Mike Rother will discuss the research findings behind the books, Toyota Kata, the Toyota Kata Practice Guide, and Toyota Kata Culture. Developing new ways of thinking means practicing targeted behaviors daily. Practicing Improvement Kata/Coaching Kata (IK/CK) is a way of developing scientific skills and mindset, for achieving challenging goals, that gets integrated into the normal daily operation of a team or organization. Kata are structured routines that you practice deliberately, especially at the beginning, so their pattern becomes a habit and leaves you with new skills that you can build on.
Mike Rother is an engineer, researcher, and teacher who authored the bestselling books Learning to See and Toyota Kata. His newest books are Toyota Kata Culture (Spring 2017) and the Toyota Kata Practice Guide (Fall 2017). Mike works to develop scientific thinking in individuals, teams and organizations (for achieving challenging goals), shares his findings widely and is in the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame.