Toyota Kata is a way for managers and educators to initiate and coach practice of practical scientific-thinking skills in their teams, to develop and mobilize creative capability. Competitive conditions favor teams and organizations that know how to adapt. It’s not as difficult as you might think, because you can begin by practicing a set of simple “Starter Kata.”
- Each team or organization can build on the practice patterns and ultimately develop its own style.
- A skill-building process that shifts mindset & habits from a natural tendency to jump to conclusions, to a tendency to think and work more scientifically.
Toyota Kata = The 4-step “Improvement Kata” platform + Starter Kata for practicing it
- You only need to practice for 20 minutes once or twice a day, under the guidance of your coach.
Toyota Kata gives you a way to develop and mobilize your team’s creative capabilities, confidence and ability to handle tough goals.