Kata Applications and Case Studies

The improvement kata is a practice pattern for problem-solving and for developing scientific thinking. As organizations apply kata, they are finding broader benefits such as engagement, improved communication, leadership development, and better ways to tackle complex problems. Learn from case studies in healthcare, construction, pharmaceuticals, and more.

Serving People Better at the Connecticut DSS through Social Work Kata

Lau­rie Ann intro­duces the ?“Social Work Kata” project (mak­ing the PDCA mod­el a habit) to a group of DSS Social work­ers. Watch as she demon­strates why the social work­ers should not only be open to the idea but excit­ed about the work ahead of them.

How NicePak Practices Toyota Kata with Tim Hall
The NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital Journey to Develop a Robust Management System Using Kata with Brad Parsons

In order to be truly successful at kata, you have to move past the tools. Brad Parsons discusses how NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital has embraced the underlying principles of Toyota Kata at their organization.

You Can't Ride My Bike - Deliberate Practice of New Routines - Kata

Stephen Derksen demonstrates the importance of deliberate practice in being successful at Toyota Kata by using an unusual mechanism -- a backwards bike.

4 Ways Physicians at Kaiser Permanente are Experimenting with Toyota Kata with Michael Lombard

Michael Lombard describes his experience with implementing kata in the classroom in a healthcare environment and the experiments he found the most interesting.

How NovoNordisk Used Kata to Engage People with Renata Marques

Could changing the way a single department does business affect the entire organization on a fundamental level? Renata Marques discusses the impact that adopting kata in the HR department had on Novo Nordisk as a whole.

Using Kata to Develop Frontline Leadership at FastGlobal Solutions with Sam Wagner

Sam Wagner shares some stories about developing leadership skills through practicing kata at FAST Global Solutions.

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