The Lean Transformation Framework (LTF) is a framework that challenges us to think strategically about lean implementation. Kata, in the lean context, are routines for learning and improvement. The LTF is the “big picture”. Kata is about improvement rituals and thoughtfulness in daily practice at the situational level. Effective practice (in the service of customers and other stakeholders) requires combining strategy and action.
Lean is a management system that is directed by conscious purpose. The LTF emphasises purpose, direction, “True North”. The “Kata” emphasises engagement, thoughtfulness and learning at all levels of an organisation, but especially at the direct value adding level.
UCT Graduate School of Business
|23 & 24 October 2018||15 & 16 October 2018|
‘I know that I have learned a lot of insights. Thank you for the process of learning and not telling. I am very enthusiastic in starting to use Kata. We are going to improve results and change the results.’
‘Very good presentation, feeling excited to challenge my people and myself.’
‘I have enjoyed the workshop; I think it is the step in the right direction of lean.’
‘The workshop was practical. I have learned a lot and still want to learn more about Toyota Kata.’
‘Excellent presentation, valuable content, effective practical exercise.’
‘Thoroughly enjoyed learning to see through ‘lean glasses’.
‘Overall learning experience was excellent. What worked well? Domino game brought about great learning on working together as a team, learning and applying the coaching skills as a team leader and manager.’
‘Visual management and its importance were emphasised. Overall for me I can definitely take away the learnings and apply it back in my organisation.’