All Videos Tagged Toyota (SOLWorld) - SOLWorld 2024-07-18T23:48:03Z http://www.solworld.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=Toyota&rss=yes&xn_auth=no What is the Improvement Kata? tag:www.solworld.org,2012-12-19:2102269:Video:56793 2012-12-19T23:48:09.961Z Mike Rother http://www.solworld.org/profile/MikeRother <a href="http://www.solworld.org/video/what-is-the-improvement-kata"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328437199?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>This is a quick (90 second) description of the pattern we're teaching -- the Improvement Kata -- that strikes us as remarkably similar to solution-focused practice. The Improvement Kata is a science-based approach that enables people to activate and mobilize their creative capabilities for meeting challenging goals. It's an operationalizable model of a universal human pattern for… <a href="http://www.solworld.org/video/what-is-the-improvement-kata"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328437199?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />This is a quick (90 second) description of the pattern we're teaching -- the Improvement Kata -- that strikes us as remarkably similar to solution-focused practice. The Improvement Kata is a science-based approach that enables people to activate and mobilize their creative capabilities for meeting challenging goals. It's an operationalizable model of a universal human pattern for improving, adapting and innovating. Toyota Kata tag:www.solworld.org,2012-12-19:2102269:Video:56703 2012-12-19T23:46:02.194Z Mike Rother http://www.solworld.org/profile/MikeRother <a href="http://www.solworld.org/video/toyota-kata"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="175" src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328437204?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=175" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>I’m astonished by the parallels between Solution-Focused practice for organizations and our work with Improvement Kata &amp; Coaching Kata and hope to learn more by posting here.<br></br> <br></br> Much of “Lean” consulting in business focuses on eliminating problems and “wastes,” whereas we’re guiding teams to focus on striving iteratively in small steps toward a new, desired ‘target condition.’ Funny, we… <a href="http://www.solworld.org/video/toyota-kata"><br /> <img src="http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/328437204?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=175" width="240" height="175" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I’m astonished by the parallels between Solution-Focused practice for organizations and our work with Improvement Kata &amp; Coaching Kata and hope to learn more by posting here.<br /> <br /> Much of “Lean” consulting in business focuses on eliminating problems and “wastes,” whereas we’re guiding teams to focus on striving iteratively in small steps toward a new, desired ‘target condition.’ Funny, we even use something like the Miracle Question to help set challenges in a 1-3 year out time frame, though until recently we had not heard of the Miracle Question.<br /> <br /> There are differences of course. For example, we don’t use the word “solution” for the desired state because we found people then just trying to implement rather than iterate. We’re using the word “solution” to describe things done to overcome obstacles along the way.