Competitors emerge overnight, new technologies alter business and labor market conditions are uncertain. How do you ensure continued success in such complex, dynamic, and unpredictable conditions?
When problem-solving, people often jump to conclusions and look for the quickest fix. The unconscious part of our brain takes bits of surface information, extrapolates to fill in blanks and gives us a false sense of confidence in our conclusion. Then we start making costly mistakes. Toyota Kata does not teach problem-solving but rather a mindset that can make people more effective at problem-solving.This full day overview workshop will dive into the two main Toyota Kata elements:
The Improvement Kata: The learner iterates or experiments their way toward a desired goal instead of deciding the way forward. This way of thinking and working helps people successfully deal with uncertainty and challenges.
The Coaching Kata: A repeating routine by which managers teach the Improvement Kata to everyone in the company. The teacher or coach gives the learner procedural guidance, not solutions, helping the learner successfully overcome obstacles and develop confidence.
The University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS) delivers technical assistance and training to businesses and communities throughout Tennessee. UT CIS has the real-world experience and expertise to give businesses and communities the tools they need to grow, succeed and create good jobs. www.cis.tennessee.edu
Keith Groves is a management consultant at the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services. Previously, Groves worked in retail sales for 11 years and in manufacturing for 16 years. During the 16 years in manufacturing, he became involved in lean manufacturing and has worked extensively in lean manufacturing since 1995. In 2006, Keith worked in developing a new program for the center called business transformation, which is a holistic approach to moving businesses into the future.
Tim Waldo is a workforce development specialist at the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services. His passion for helping people discover their potential has been a primary motivator over a career that includes 17 years in manufacturing and 10 years focusing exclusively on workforce and workplace development. Five years were spent in the nonprofit sector, helping establish new development programs for marginalized audiences and studying the complexities of the greater workforce development system. In 2017, Waldo joined UTCIS to assist Tennessee manufacturers with workplace development strategies.
Learn how to create a problem solving culture and discover a fact-based approach to problem solving.
- Anyone wishing to improve their problem solving skills and develop a framework for a fully engaged employee problem solving culture
- Senior operations executives
- Continuous improvement managers
- Team leaders and members
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