GA 282 | Toyota Kata and Scientific Thinking with Mike Rother

GA 282 | Toyota Kata and Scientific Thinking with Mike Rother

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week we’re sharing a keynote by Mike Rother. Recorded at KataCon5, Mike stresses the value of scientific thinking and Toyota Kata, touching on specific tools like deliberate practice as well. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • What Toyota Kata is all about (1:32)
  • The research findings (4:01)
  • The four basic steps (7:55)
  • The power of scientific thinking (9:19)
  • The cross exercise (16:45)
  • Making the plan (23:06)
  • Acquiring this way of thinking (24:15)
  • Using deliberate practice (26:10)
  • Transforming your culture from a neuroscience perspective (30:36)
  • Starter kata (33:01)
  • The two errors they see with kata (35:28)

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Posted: August 29, 2019, 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.