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What is Toyota Kata?

Toyota has excelled as a company thanks in large part to their culture of scientific thinking and behaviors. Thanks to the research by Mike Rother in the book Toyota Kata, you can now develop these same skills for yourself and your organization. How? By practicing the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata. These skills are great practice routines for developing your people, from top to bottom, and across business units.

Learning Loop

The Toyota Kata Learning Loop takes you from basic awareness and knowledge through skill development and mastery with the annual Kata Summit (aka KataCon) in North America and TWI & Kata Summit Europe as key stopping points.

The strength of a company is the improvement capability of all the people. - Mike Rother

FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Access our free resources to begin your learning journey.
  • Online Toyota Kata Knowledge Certification Course
  • “What Is” Toyota Kata Video
  • What is Toyota Kata About Video?
  • Mike Rother’s Website

ADVANCING KNOWLEDGE

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

COACHING DEVELOPMENT

MASTERY

  • Learn by doing, sustained over time.

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A Hidden Gem: The Best Kept Secret of Kata
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A Hidden Gem: The Best Kept Secret of Kata
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Using Lean Thinking to Envision Communities of the Future
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Skillpoint for Toyota Kata
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A Vision of Process Excellence and Seven Habits for the Journey
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A Vision of Process Excellence and Seven Habits for the Journey
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August 16, 2023

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