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Friday, May 18 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Toyota Kata - It May Be Habit Forming

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In this session, Mike Rother will discuss the research findings behind his books, Toyota Kata, the Toyota Kata Practice Guide, and Toyota Kata Culture.

Katas are simple practice routines that help you establish a baseline of fundamental skills, which you can then build on. Toyota Kata is about individuals, teams, and even entire organizations practicing scientific thinking skills, to enable them to achieve all sorts of challenging goals.

One of the most valuable skills you can have is the ability to adapt. Scientific thinking is exactly that. The practice routines of the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata help make you better at improving, adapting, innovating, and achieving whatever you set out to do. Integrated into your normal daily routine, Toyota Kata turns scientific thinking into a practical skill anyone can learn.

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Mike Rother

Mike Rother is an engineer, a researcher, and teacher who works to develop scientific thinking in individuals, teams, and organizations. He shares his findings widely and is in the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame.

Friday May 18, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am EDT