Lead, Manage, and Develop Your People--the Toyota Way!"Toyota Kata gets to the essence of how Toyota manages continuous improvement and human ingenuity, through its improvement kata and coaching kata. Mike Rother explains why typical companies fail to understand the core of lean and make limited progress—and what it takes to make it a real part of your culture."
“By uncovering exactly what makes Toyota the standard bearer in a way that is accessible to every management level, in every industry, Rother has given the business world a true gem--Toyota Kata is a must read!”
Keith Allman, President, Delta Faucet Company
“Mike Rother's Toyota Kata is a rare and exciting event--a book that casts entirely new light on a much-heralded set of management practices, giving those practices new significance and power.”
from the Foreword by H. Thomas Johnson, author of Profit Beyond Measure
“In Toyota Kata, Rother has put his finger on the heart of the coaching process at Toyota. He has distilled the PDCA process to its simplest and most essential core. Much of Toyota's success is rooted in these subtle yet powerful behaviors Mike so clearly describes. Kata provides a level of clear insight into the key principles underlying Toyota culture in a way that can be easily understood and applied. Essential reading for any company committed to lasting culture change."
Bill Costantino, W3 Group, Former Group Leader TMMK (Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, Inc.)
Could not be more happy with this Kata approach. Solid approach to the APPLICATION of Lean. Still learning how to apply and already see this as being a solid journey within the... Read morePublished 11 days ago by M. Jacoby
While reading through this book, it became apparent how the PDCA cycle is useable in all situations, from project managent. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Nannette E Ruth
Good book for beginners to lean. I gained a lot of insight into how to manage employees to think on their own and help develop and improve the processes that they usePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I've studied continuous improvement and lean operations in-depth and this book is quite informative not only about processes, but about adaptation of organizational culture. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Hardy Bowen
Kata is a concept for doing and coaching and compliments many management principles taught throughout the Toyota Production System. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lean Pursuits
This is the first time I have understood why the tools of TPS always seem to fail. Rother explains it very well.Published 3 months ago by Timothy Winder
Finally a book that describes Toyota, and the business of continuous improvement as something other than another set of tools and artifacts. Experiment. Try. Discover. Learn.Published 3 months ago by Andrew J. Wagner