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

By Jessica Bush Updated on October 24th, 2018

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?

  1. Rik van der Vaart

    November 8, 2018 - 1:35 pm

    Check Taleb’s book “Back Swans”. Interesting read about what you talked about in this podcast.

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