GA 238 | How to Change Your Culture with Toyota Kata with Emiel van Est

GA 238 | How to Change Your Culture with Toyota Kata with Emiel van Est

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Emiel van Est. Ron and Emiel discussed the vital role that culture plays in continuous improvement, and how methodologies like Toyota Kata can help sustain your success. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • One of Emiel’s favorite quotes (2:00)
  • Emiel’s background (2:36)
  • How Emiel would define culture (4:03)
  • Why it’s so important (5:33)
  • His involvement with the kata movement (6:27)
  • How culture and kata interact (7:31)
  • What a CI culture looks like (11:29)
  • What stands out (13:06)
  • Elon Musk vs. a Toyota Leader (14:32)
  • How we can foster the culture (17:47)
  • How long it takes to change (22:40)
  • Practical tips (24:47)
  • Words of wisdom (25:35)

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What Do You Think?

How do you view the role of culture in continuous improvement?

By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: October 25, 2018, 10:00 am

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.