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Toyota Kata

Toyota Kata is a structured way to create a culture of continuous learning and improvement at all levels. It is an organizations daily habits or routines forming its “muscle memory” for continuous learning and improvements. The daily habits/routines help us to strive towards our vision, or our state of awesomeness in small focused experiments.

What are the habits, or routines, you need to put in place to continuously strive for excellence? How do we create a culture of continuous improvement? In this session, learn about continuous improvement routines that help you close the gap between your current condition and you desired future state. Learn how you can probe through the unknown in small deliberate steps, be introduced to the leadership routines to build a continuous improvement culture. These routines are what we call Toyota Kata.

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Further reading: Toyota Kata – Habits for Continuous Improvements