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A Mindset for Improvement

Jul 21, 2022 4:52:00 AM

Does your organization have a mindset for continuous improvement?

The daily routines of your organization shape its culture. Scientific Thinking can be a driver for a continuous improvement culture. One of the best ways to learn how to think scientifically again is by following the set pattern of the Improvement Kata.

The term “kata” means a way of doing so when we say “Improvement Kata” it’s a way of improving.

Steps of the Improvement Kata | | Park Avenue Solutions | Toyota Kata Training and Kata Coaches

The Improvement Kata combines a scientific working pattern with techniques of deliberate practice to make scientific thinking a teachable skill that anyone can learn. These foundational thinking patterns are a basis for successfully pursuing seemingly unattainable goals in complex systems, and it enables teams to make decisions and maneuver effectively.

Let’s get your organization filled with individuals that have a focused mindset on continuously improving every day. For more information on using Kata for yourself and your company, contact us. 

Leigh Ann Schildmeier
Written by Leigh Ann Schildmeier

Leigh Ann Schildmeier specializes in implementing continuous improvement and risk mitigation strategies that help clients increase efficiency, improve quality and service, and increase profits. A frequent speaker and coach on process improvement topics, she is a certified Lean Practitioner, a Six Sigma Black Belt, and a Kata Coach with more than 20 years of experience across a range of industries, including healthcare, finance, and manufacturing. Leigh Ann is the founder and president of Park Avenue Solutions, a business process improvement consulting firm that works to empower excellence in businesses and teams.



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