Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-155) and index.
1. Weapons for the economic warrior -- 2. Improvement Kata : Kaizen -- 3. Nested job instruction Kata : learn to teach -- 4. Coaching Kata : teaching to learn -- 5. Problem-solving Kata : seek to understand Kata -- 6. Job relations Kata : the cultural fortifier -- 7. Job safety Kata : the duplex Kata -- 8. Job methods Kata : Kipling's Kata -- 9. Submit to the Kata.
The biggest competitive advantage an organization can achieve comes from the synergies created by employees skilled in enhancing organizational dynamics. The Seven Kata: Toyota Kata, TWI, and Lean Training supplies time-tested tools and advice to help readers adapt to changing conditions and outcompete their rivals. It explains why a mix of the skill sets that Training Within Industry (TWI) and the Toyota Kata (behavior patterns) teach is the ideal recipe to boost organizational synergies and enhance any Lean transformation.<STR.