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Deploying Improvement Habits: From Starter Kata to Meta-Habits

Test. From its popular rise in manufacturing in the 1980s, lean thinking has reached nearly every business sector, including service industries and healthcare. But for many organizations and their executives who embrace lean concepts, the results have been, at best, modest, and, for some, complete failures. The reasons for lean implementation failures are as numerous […]

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Developing Meta-Habits at Baptist Memorial Memphis Hospital Emergency Department

In the improvement world, Kata is the deliberately practiced thinking routine that turns repetitive mental activities into an unconscious meta-habit: As described in yesterday’s blog, a learner is guided by a coach(Improvement Kata) and answers a series of questions from the coach(Coaching Kata); a second coach frequently observes the learner/coach interaction and offers guidance. With […]

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The Many Ways Toyota Kata Can Enhance Your Workplace Environment | CCC

Employers in all economic sectors regardless of their size or years in operation can benefit from Toyota Kata. In particular, it can improve the workplace environment every employee experiences on a daily basis. This practice routine for scientific thinking is highly distinct from others in several ways. For one, Kata focuses primarily on attaining continuous […]

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3 Reasons Why Toyota Kata Really Does Work! | Continuous Coaching Commitment

Continuous Coaching Commitment helps with the development of Toyota Kata in delivering tangible results. There are different leadership styles that can be tailor-made for your business. Our coaching company helps with employee engagement and customized Lean transformation. We can also assist you with the implementation of strategies that help you deal with plateauing in business in […]

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5 Ways Continuous Coaching Commitment Can Transform Your Organization

Top managers globally are slowly discovering the role played by coaching in organizational success. All the big companies including Nestle, Verizon, Coca-Cola, and IBM now use coaching to usher in new corporate cultures, deal with complex job shifts, and fine-tune leadership performance. At major financial companies, managers are now expected to spend a whole two-thirds […]

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Top 5 Coaching Kata Questions | Continuous Coaching Commitment

In the beginning stages of implementing the Toyota Kata, an organization outlines its goals, communicates its vision and chooses its departmental challenges through value stream mapping and perhaps the Hoshin Kanri. As these steps are completed, the process moves forward by setting target conditions. Your manager or other coach will work to ensure that everyone stays on course […]

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The Power of Lean Thinking | Toyota Kata

Lean thinking is a philosophy based on Toyota’s employee-management routines. People also call it Toyota Kata after a 2009 book by Mike Rother called Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness, and Superior Results. Toyota calls its organizational routines kata, a Japanese word that usually refers to practice routines in martial arts. Kata can also mean any […]

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