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It is about the survival capabilities of organisations

In a world in which markets are becoming more dynamic and we have to reckon every day with the increasing complexity taking us by surprise, new forms of performance and leadership are needed to continue generating value for our customers.

To remain relevant and survive, we need to improve our problem-solving capabilities, our abilities to adapt to new conditions and accelerate how we can create new knowledge. If we manage to create and enhance boundary conditions allowing everyone to go far beyond day-to-day business, we can become capable enough to innovate rapidly and thereby increase our organisations’ survivability.

The good news, the simple practice patterns of Toyota Kata can address our needs and help us to modify our organisation into a sustainable culture of a continuously adapting, innovating and daily improving organisation.

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Excerpt of the original Toyota KATA research

There are perhaps only three things we can and need to know with certainty: where we are, where we want to be, and by what means we should maneuver the unclear territory between here and there. And the rest is supposed to be somewhat unclear, because we cannot see into the future! The way from where we are to where we want to be next is a gray zone full of unforeseeable obstacles, problems, and issues that we can only discover along the way. The best we can do is to know the approach, the means, we can utilize for dealing with the unclear path to a new desired condition, not what the content and steps of our actions—the solutions—will be. — Mike Rother, Toyota Kata (2009), page 8

Mike Rother discovered during his research, which consisted of observations, experiments and conversations with Toyota employees, a fundamental pattern of behaviour and action among Toyota leaders that enables employees to combine their creativity with a scientific mindset to develop sustainable, sufficient capacities to remain adaptive and agile in an increasingly complex world.

Mike asked himself how other companies could develop similar routines and mindsets, which eventually led to the so-called Starter Kata. Since then, Scientific Thinking – which is a practical way to overcome challenging conditions in complex environments – became a core aspect in many recent books and studies, e.g., “Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies – Edited by Matthias Gross and Linsey McGoey”, “The Toyota Way 2nd Edition – By Jeffrey K.Liker”, “Think Again – By Adam Grant”.

With the growing awareness that we live in a fragile and complex world in which we are increasingly fragmenting, the question is no longer whether we need to have the capacity to be more scientific and experiment with new ideas, but whether we can build sufficient capacity in time to ensure the vitality and survivability of our systems and organisations.

The Starter Kata are a timely and practical approach to increasing these capacities.

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