What is a Kata? A Kata is something most often associated with martial arts. It is a routine you practice purposefully with intent of making that pattern a habit. Bike riding, driving and typing are all Katas. Once you learn to ride a bike and it becomes second nature, you no longer have to concentrate on the skill of riding the bike, but are now able to focus on getting to your destination.
Ask yourself what patterns exist and are reinforced in your own organization. Are these routines supportive or obstructive to meeting your improvement goals? The improvement Kata is specific routine for improving, adapting and innovating. It is scientific and goal-directed, not a random disconnected reaction to problems. The overall goal, as with any Kata, is to make the routine of the improvement Kata a habit that happens almost unconsciously. This happens through deliberate, coached practice in daily work.
This session will introduce participants to the concepts of the improvement Kata, how to use the approach to create their own internal coaches, and how companies are using the improvement Kata as a structured approach to problem solving and goal achievement.
Areas Covered in the Session :
How to apply the Toyota Kata methodologies, models, and tools
How to use the approach to create their own internal coaches
Providing a systematic, scientific routine that can be applied to any goal
Standardizing how the members of an organization navigate uncertainty and develop solutions
Transforming managers from a role of firefighters to coach and mentor
How to conduct coaching cycles
Representing PDCA in a way that has people learning from iterative steps daily
Who Will Benefit:
This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all regulated companies in the Medical Device, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, and Biologics fields. The professionals who will benefit include:
Quality Department Professionals
New Lean practitioners wanting to ensure an upfront culture change to drive their efforts
Those that are already further on their Lean journey and not seeing the sustaining results they’d hoped for
Those looking for a systematic approach to improvement within their organization – even if you don’t call it Lean