Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results
"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 progressâ€”and what it takes to make it a real part of your culture."
â€”Jeffrey K. Liker, bestselling author of The Toyota Way
Why Lean Programs Fail
Jeffrey Liker, Mike Rother
"a large survey conducted by Industry Week in 2007 found that only 2 percent of companies achieved their anticipated results... When we look at lean in this way it is not only a set of techniques for eliminating waste, but a process by which managers as leaders develop people so that desired results can be achieved, again and again. That means coaching people in practicing an improvement kata every day."