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Toyota Kata Unified Field Theory

Macro perspective of Toyota Kata methodology, how it works to expand our Threshold of Knowledge, and attain new levels of performance.

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Toyota Kata Unified Field Theory

  1. 1. Toyota Kata UNIFIED FIELD THEORY A simplified macro model for understanding Toyota Kata By Bill Costantino, W3 Group LLC With permission – Mike Rother, Author Nov 23, 2011
  2. 2. TK - Unified Field Theory <ul><li>You Are Here!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Problems, wastes, and opportunities for improvement
  4. 4. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Current Knowledge Threshold
  5. 5. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Target Opportunities identified from a Waste Walk
  6. 6. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Possible Directions for Improvement
  7. 7. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Most Likely Direction for Improvement
  8. 8. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Most Likely Direction for Improvement
  9. 9. TK - Unified Field Theory continued 1) Vision for the Customer Vague, very long term Vision
  10. 10. TK - Unified Field Theory continued 1) Vision for the Customer 1a) Challenge with Metrics Vague, very long term Concrete, 1-3 year frame Vision Challenge
  11. 11. Common Approach to Improvement Your pre-existing bias for action
  12. 12. Common Approach to Improvement Your pre-existing bias for action Your preconceived ideas for improvement
  13. 13. Common Approach to Improvement Your pre-existing bias for action Your preconceived ideas for improvement
  14. 14. TK - Unified Field Theory continued 2) Grasp Current Condition Free of biases and preconceived notions!! Challenge Vision
  15. 15. Grasp the Current Condition
  16. 16. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Congratulations!! You’ve now grasped your Current Condition, hopefully free of biases and pre-conceptions. 2) Grasp Current Condition Vision Challenge
  17. 17. TK - Unified Field Theory continued 3) Set Next Target Condition N TC Challenging because it is beyond our Current Knowledge Threshold Vision Challenge
  18. 18. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Unclear Territory, The “Grey Zone” N TC ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Vision Challenge
  19. 19. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Potential Obstacles Recognized Obstacles N TC Vision Challenge
  20. 20. TK - Unified Field Theory continued 4) Rapid PDCA Cycles lead to Path of Discovery N TC Vision Challenge
  21. 21. TK - Unified Field Theory continued <ul><li>New Current State = Improved Perf </li></ul><ul><li>Closer to the Challenge / Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Knowledge Threshold </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Skill with Improvement Kata </li></ul>Vision Challenge
  22. 22. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Successive Target Conditions toward the Challenge Vision Challenge TC TC TC TC
  23. 23. TK - Unified Field Theory continued Role of Leadership to establish these Challenge Teaching this is management’s job… through practice. Vision TC TC TC TC
  24. 24. Thank You!! Comments, suggestions, and feedback are welcome at [email_address]

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