Shifting a Culture with Scientific Thinking

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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Initial $199.00

Location Information:
Lancaster Chamber
115 East King Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Contact Information:
Paige Schober
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Phone: (717) 397-3531 x249
Fax: (717) 293-3159

Online registration for this event closed on 8/15/2018

When you fix a process it is easy to see the results. Many companies spend thousands of dollars to fix processes when the goal is to develop a culture for continuous improvement. It is a lot harder to adjust what the people are doing. 

Actions of people determine the culture. Culture are the routines, habits, rituals, norms that people do unconsciously, reflexively, and fast. The company teaches the habits, beliefs that are learned through repetition and experience. 

How can you change a culture? With a process! 

Toyota Kata is daily practice for developing scientific- thinking skills to adjust mindset and culture. It is developing coaching skills in the course of daily work to develop the improvement skill of those who work for them. 

Kata establishes a sound process for continual improvement. One of the keys to successful kata is the willingness of an organization to make mistakes and learn from them. Kata culture is NOT randomly applying solutions.
Kata culture is:
•         A pattern of steps to overcome obstacles
•         Routinely asking the same questions to move toward a target condition
•         Focusing on the process, not the product
•         Developing learners and coaches

Participants will learn:
• How to focus on habits to maximize efficiency
• Basics of improvement Kata
• Basics of coaching Kata
• How to embrace failure and maximize forward progress
• The difference between a target condition, challenge, and vision
• Why improvement and coaching Kata achieve goals faster and with less pain

This program is designed to introduce the concept and application of Toyota Kata.

Meet the instructor:

Andy Oskam is a Lean Development Manager at MANTEC PA, where he is responsible for teaching and consulting Lean manufacturing initiatives and best practices with small and mid-size employers. His professional experience includes but is not limited to Value Stream Mapping, Total Productive Maintenance, Cellular Manufacturing, Set-Up Reduction, 6S, Lean office practices, Pull/Kanban systems, A-3 problem solving, and many other related Lean topics. A former manufacturing engineer and operations manager, he holds a master’s degree in Lean Manufacturing from Kettering University.


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