GA 282 | Toyota Kata and Scientific Thinking with Mike Rother

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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