Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results
ISBN: 0071635238
EAN13: 9780071635233
Language: English
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
Written by a two-time Shingo Prize award-winning author, this is the first book to analyze Toyota's secret weapons, Toyota Kata: organizational routines that give their employees a means, a pattern, for achieving ambitious targets in the face of unpredictable conditions.
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover 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. --Jeffrey K. Liker, bestselling author of The Toyota Way 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.)