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GA 144 | How to Apply Toyota Kata with Amy Mervak

By Jessica Bush Updated on January 5th, 2017

This week’s guest is Amy Mervak, Chief Quality and Compliance Officer at Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Ron and Amy talked about Toyota Kata, and how she and her team have been able to apply it. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Amy (2:54)
  • Amy’s background and what she’s up to (4:04)
  • How Amy was first exposed to Toyota Kata (5:02)
  • What Amy is going to be talking about at the upcoming conference (6:28)
  • About Toyota Kata (8:31)
  • Examples of how it can be applied (11:01)
  • The target conditions that were set (17:21)
  • Who was involved, and if there was conflict (18:20)
  • The five questions of Coaching Kata (19:59)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Amy (23:21)
  • The best advice Amy has ever received (24:19)
  • What Amy is most proud of as it relates to lean (25:09)
  • A book Amy read this year (26:07)
  • The skill or knowledge area Amy wants to improve (27:33)
  • Amy’s final words of wisdom (28:24)

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