๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mike Rother
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2009-09-04
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 400
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0071639853
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : "Toyota Kata gets to the essence of how Toyota manages continuous improvement and human ingenuity, through its improvement kata and coaching kata. Mike Rother explains why typical companies fail to understand the core of lean and make limited progressโ€”and what it takes to make it a real part of your culture." โ€”Jeffrey K. Liker, bestselling author of The Toyota Way "[Toyota Kata is] one of the stepping stones that will usher in a new era of management thinking." โ€”The Systems Thinker "How any organization in any industry can progress from old-fashioned management by results to a strikingly different and better way." โ€”James P. Womack, Chairman and Founder, Lean Enterprise Institute "Practicing the improvement kata is perhaps the best way we've found so far for actualizing PDCA in an organization." โ€”John Shook, Chairman and CEO, Lean Enterprise Institute This game-changing book puts you behind the curtain at Toyota, providing new insight into the legendary automaker's management practices and offering practical guidance for leading and developing people in a way that makes the best use of their brainpower. Drawing on six years of research into Toyota's employee-management routines, Toyota Kata examines and elucidates, for the first time, the company's organizational routines--called kata--that power its success with continuous improvement and adaptation. The book also reaches beyond Toyota to explain issues of human behavior in organizations and provide specific answers to questions such as: How can we make improvement and adaptation part of everyday work throughout the organization? How can we develop and utilize the capability of everyone in the organization to repeatedly work toward and achieve new levels of performance? How can we give an organization the power to handle dynamic, unpredictable situations and keep satisfying customers? Mike Rother explains how to improve our prevailing management approach through the use of two kata: Improvement Kata--a repeating routine of establishing challenging target conditions, working step-by-step through obstacles, and always learning from the problems we encounter; and Coaching Kata: a pattern of teaching the improvement kata to employees at every level to ensure it motivates their ways of thinking and acting. With clear detail, an abundance of practical examples, and a cohesive explanation from start to finish, Toyota Kata gives executives and managers at any level actionable routines of thought and behavior that produce superior results and sustained competitive advantage.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mike Rother
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2017-10-27
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 302
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781259861031
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Take the Kata path to scientific thinking and superior results! In this long-awaited companion to the groundbreaking book Toyota Kata, Mike Rother takes you to the next level of developing business mindset and capability for the 21st Century. Much more than a list of management concepts, The Toyota Kata Practice Guide walks you through the process of making improvement, adaptation, and even innovation routine behavior. Designed to help a coach (the manager) and a learner work together for developing new skillsets, The Toyota Kata Practice Guide delivers the information, insight, and frameworks you need to: * Form habits that help you solve problems and achieve challenging goals * Modify the thought patterns that drive your behavior * Develop an organizational mindset that drives superior results The Improvement Kata gives learners the means to experiment their way through obstacles and achieve tough goals; the Coaching Kata gives managers the means to accelerate and cement their people's learning. In the new age of business, increasing efficiency and decreasing costs is no longer the end game. A managerโ€™s job today is to develop patterns of thinking and acting in their people that lead to success with any challenge. Consistent, mindful practice is the best way to do itโ€”and The Toyota Kata Practice Guide is the best way to get there.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mike Rother
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2017-05-19
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 176
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781259860454
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Take advantage of your organizationโ€™s brainpower with Kata-driven continuous improvement โ€œThis is the first book I have read that provides a clear picture of what it takes to develop and mobilize creative capability across an organization, to achieve challenging goals.โ€ Jeffrey K. Liker, author of The Toyota Way (from the Foreword) Nobody drives continuous improvement in real, tangible ways like Toyota, where everyone at every level works toward common, customer-related goals. At Toyota, continuous improvement is habitual. In his groundbreaking book Toyota Kata, Mike Rother revealed management practices that drive Toyotaโ€™s success in providing value to their customers. Now, Rother and coauthor Gerd Aulinger provide the routines and know-how for scaling these practices across your entire organization. It all builds on five simple foundational questions at every level: What is the target condition? What is the actual condition? What obstacles stand in the way of the target condition? What is the next step? What have you learned from taking that step? Illustrated cover to cover, Toyota Kata Culture helps you visualize exactly how these methods workโ€”so you can start putting them into action right away. Youโ€™ll learn how to develop your own iterative process of trial and adjustment, build a deliberate, scientific-thinking culture that grows capability, and make aligned strategic continuous improvement part of everyday work. Achieve your goals and differentiate your organization by following the proven formula laid out in Toyota Kata Culture.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Conrad Soltero
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : CRC Press
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2012-08-28
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 191
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781466570542
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : The biggest competitive advantage an organization can achieve comes from the synergies created by employees skilled in enhancing organizational dynamics. The Seven Kata: Toyota Kata, TWI, and Lean Training supplies time-tested tools and advice to help readers adapt to changing conditions and outcompete their rivals. It explains why a mix of the skill sets that Training Within Industry (TWI) and the Toyota Kata (behavior patterns) teach is the ideal recipe to boost organizational synergies and enhance any Lean transformation. Winner of a 2013 Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence! Bridging the kata/TWI nexus, the book lays out a road map for Lean success. It devotes a chapter to each of the Seven Kata and suggests possible courses of action dependent on your organizationโ€™s strengths and constraints. Bringing together valuable information on many of the disjointed Lean practices, it explains key Lean concepts, including gemba walks, genchi gembutsu, and PDCA. After introducing kata, it reveals the different kata inherent in the three major TWI courses and the TWI Job Safety course. It illustrates the value stream analysis relationship to the kata and the kata relationship to TWI. It also demonstrates how to use kata to solve the problems identified in your value stream analysis while simultaneously conditioning your employeesโ€™ adaptive thinking patterns. Supplying a clear understanding of exactly where the seven kata apply in your Lean journey, the authors include helpful guidelines for coaching a kata. They also highlight mistakes they have experienced or witnessed so you can avoid the same pitfalls. As globalism continues to make managementโ€™s organizational skills a competitive differentiator, this book provides you with the tools to use the seven kata to place your organization on a discernible path towards operational excellence. Listen to what Pat Boutier has to say about The Seven Kata. Part One โ€” Part Two


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mike Rother
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2017-12-26
๐Ÿ“’ Pages :
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781260116533
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Create more scientific thinking in your companyโ€”two popular guides in one convenient package The Toyota Kata Field Guide Power Pack includes Mike Rotherโ€™s groundbreaking companion volumes to his internationally renowned Toyota Kataโ€”the book that launched a global business movement toward a scientific thinking management process that drives continuous improvement. The package includes: The Toyota Kata Practice Guideโ€”a hands-on guide giving both the coach and the learner all the โ€œstarter Kataโ€ for everyday practice, and Toyota Kata Cultureโ€”an illustrated look at how to deploy a Kata coaching chain that creates organizational capability to continually adapt, improve, and innovate.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Rother
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Tata McGraw-Hill Education
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2009-12-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 332
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0070683468
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category :

SYNOPSIS : A leading expert on Toyota provides the very first look at the company's people-management routines Based on six years of research, Toyota Kata brings to light, for the first time, the auto company s secrets to managing employees. It reveals the two main routines of thinking and acting (called kata) that Toyota instills in its people, which in turn generate continuous improvement, adaptation, and remarkable results.Inside, Mike Rother provides the insights readers need to model their management system after that of Toyota. Anyone seeking better ways to lead, manage, and develop people will find all they need in Toyota Kata.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Michel Gelobter
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2015-11-02
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 224
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9781626561519
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : For years, the lean startup has been revolutionizing both new and established businesses. In this eye-opening book, serial social entrepreneur Michel Gelobter shows how it can do the same for nonprofits. Traditionally, whether creating a new business or a new program, entrepreneurs in all sectors develop a plan, find money to fund it, and pursue it to its conclusion. The problem is, over time conditions can change drasticallyโ€”but you're locked into your plan. The lean startup is all about agility and flexibility. Its mantra is โ€œbuild, measure, learnโ€: create small experimental initiatives, quickly get real-world feedback on them, and use that data to expand what works and discard what doesn't. Using dozens of social sector examples, Gelobter walks you through the process. The standard approach wastes time and money. The lean startup will help your organization vastly increase the good it does.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Mike Rother
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : McGraw-Hill Professional
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2009-08-11
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 400
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 9780071635233
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : "Toyota Kata gets to the essence of how Toyota manages continuous improvement and human ingenuity, through its improvement kata and coaching kata. Mike Rother explains why typical companies fail to understand the core of lean and make limited progressโ€”and what it takes to make it a real part of your culture." โ€”Jeffrey K. Liker, bestselling author of The Toyota Way "[Toyota Kata is] one of the stepping stones that will usher in a new era of management thinking." โ€”The Systems Thinker "How any organization in any industry can progress from old-fashioned management by results to a strikingly different and better way." โ€”James P. Womack, Chairman and Founder, Lean Enterprise Institute "Practicing the improvement kata is perhaps the best way we've found so far for actualizing PDCA in an organization." โ€”John Shook, Chairman and CEO, Lean Enterprise Institute This game-changing book puts you behind the curtain at Toyota, providing new insight into the legendary automaker's management practices and offering practical guidance for leading and developing people in a way that makes the best use of their brainpower. Drawing on six years of research into Toyota's employee-management routines, Toyota Kata examines and elucidates, for the first time, the company's organizational routines--called kata--that power its success with continuous improvement and adaptation. The book also reaches beyond Toyota to explain issues of human behavior in organizations and provide specific answers to questions such as: How can we make improvement and adaptation part of everyday work throughout the organization? How can we develop and utilize the capability of everyone in the organization to repeatedly work toward and achieve new levels of performance? How can we give an organization the power to handle dynamic, unpredictable situations and keep satisfying customers? Mike Rother explains how to improve our prevailing management approach through the use of two kata: Improvement Kata--a repeating routine of establishing challenging target conditions, working step-by-step through obstacles, and always learning from the problems we encounter; and Coaching Kata: a pattern of teaching the improvement kata to employees at every level to ensure it motivates their ways of thinking and acting. With clear detail, an abundance of practical examples, and a cohesive explanation from start to finish, Toyota Kata gives executives and managers at any level actionable routines of thought and behavior that produce superior results and sustained competitive advantage.


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๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : OCLC:1052015800
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SYNOPSIS : Abstract: Companies are facing increasingly tough competition in the global economy. Previously sustainable competitive advantage strategies are insufficient in the changed market conditions. The only sustainable advantage is continuous innovation at a faster pace than rival organizations. This requires a systematic approach to innovation and engaging staff on all levels to effectively take part in the innovation efforts. Toyota Kata is a proven and highly successful method for continuous improvement at the whole organization level. Toyota Kata was discovered by Mike Rother while he researched Toyota's quality improvement methods. It is a holistic system method for improvement efforts which contains processes and behavioral patterns for strategically aligned goal setting, problem solving, coaching, management and training. It is a simple and teachable approach which also covers the management of improvement efforts. The downside of the approach is its focus on incremental improvement instead of breakthrough innovation. The approach can be improved by adding TRIZ techniques like contradiction analyses, FAA, inventive principles and trends of evolution to various parts of the method. This approach will allow to keep the benefits of the Toyota Kata approach while changing the focus from incremental improvement to true innovation. The combined approach is also better suited for the more complex problems of today's knowledge workers. Toyota Kata can also be used as method for introducing and training TRIZ to the organization in an effective and incremental way. The combined method for continuous innovation can be further improved with the Lean Startup methods to validate the solutions. The Lean Startup experimentation approach is geared to design quick and inexpensive approaches for the market validations of service, management and software innovations.


๐Ÿ“’ Author : Lawrence M. Miller
๐Ÿ“’ Publisher : Miller Management Press, LLC
๐Ÿ“’ Release Date : 2014-06-01
๐Ÿ“’ Pages : 309
๐Ÿ“’ ISBN : 0989323277
๐Ÿ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
๐Ÿ“’ Category : Corporate culture

SYNOPSIS : The culture of organizations and society is embedded in the behavior of both groups and individuals. To change the culture of an organization you cannot simply focus on individual leaders or employees. You must address the norms of behavior, the habits of group decision-making and problem-solving at all levels of the organization. High performing natural work teams and management teams are the key to high performing organizations. Building these teams is the purpose of Team Kata. The purpose of Team Kata is to develop the patterns of continuous improvement, high performance, and high satisfaction within every team and every employee. These are the skills of team leadership.This book represents the combination of two sets of learning: first, the experience of lean management; and second, many years of experience training and coaching high performing management and natural work teams. Many efforts to implement lean management have been disappointing. By far the most common cause is a failure to create a culture of teamwork and continuous improvement. This book presents the basic skills and habits that are essential to creating that change in culture. It should be read by every team leader, team member and team coach.