Toyota Kata: Managing People for Improvement, Adaptiveness and Superior Results

  • 7h 16m 21s
  • Mike Rother
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2010

This game-changing book puts you behind the curtain at Toyota, providing new insight into the legendary automaker's management practices and offering practical guidance for leading and developing people in a way that makes the best use of their brainpower.

Drawing on six years of research into Toyota's employee-management routines, Toyota Kata examines and elucidates, for the first time, the company's organizational routines - called kata - that power its success with continuous improvement and adaptation. The book also reaches beyond Toyota to explain issues of human behavior in organizations.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - What Defines a Company That Thrives Long Term?
  • Introduction to Part II
  • Chapter 2 - How Are We Approaching Process Improvement?
  • Chapter 3 - Philosophy and Direction
  • Chapter 4 - Origin and Effects of Our Current Management Approach
  • Introduction to Part III
  • Chapter 5 - Planning—Establishing a Target Condition
  • Chapter 6 - Problem Solving and Adapting—Moving Toward a Target Condition
  • Summary of Part III
  • Introduction to Part IV
  • Chapter 7 - Who Carries Out Process Improvement at Toyota?
  • Chapter 8 - The Coaching Kata—Leaders as Teachers
  • Summary of Part IV
  • Chapter 9 - Developing Improvement Kata Behavior in Your Organization


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