Thank you to all those who filled out our Toyota Kata survey, we had 37 responses and a wide variety of responses among them. Here is a summary of the answers (scroll down in the window below to see them all):

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While some people have a very good understanding of Toyota Kata and are using it regularly, others haven’t heard about it, or seem to be confusing it with lean management as a whole. We offered respondents the opportunity to receive more information about the Toyota Kata, and given there were many requests for it, we thought we’d include these here. This is what we have selected:




  • Our Lean Summit Africa 2016 will take place on the 19 – 21 October in Cape Town. Mike Rother will be the keynote speaker, and we will also have case studies of organisations using Toyota Kata for you to hear about. Visit our Summit webpage for all the important information.
  • We have four 2-day Toyota Kata workshops running this year; two in each of Cape Town and Johannesburg. You can find out all the information about them on the workshops section of our website. If you aren’t able to make it to the scheduled workshops, but would like to attend one, please get in touch.

If you have any other questions about, or experiences of Toyota Kata, we’re always keen to hear from you. You can email us at, reply to this email or get in touch on social media.