Attaining the Target Condition    Counter-Measures vs. Improvement KataCreated by: Bret Bakensztos, Feb/2012       1
IMPORTANT:          This document is based on my personal interpretation of the processes and systems as          describe...
THE TRAP                                                   TARGET                                                   CONDIT...
Why is this a Trap?    • The problems that occur (sometimes referred to as “FIRES”)      become priority    • Standards ar...
THE ALTERNATIVE?                                                                          CHALLENGE!                      ...
A change of strategy    • By using the Improvement Kata, the Target Condition becomes the      priority    • Knowledge gai...
Some managers choose an even more             Radical Approach…Created by: Bret Bakensztos, Feb/2012     7
RADICAL                                                                          PERSONAL                                 ...
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Attaining theTarget Condition

  1. 1. Attaining the Target Condition Counter-Measures vs. Improvement KataCreated by: Bret Bakensztos, Feb/2012 1
  2. 2. IMPORTANT: This document is based on my personal interpretation of the processes and systems as described in the book “Toyota Kata” (by Mike Rother), and Slideshare presentation “The Wrong Kata” (by Mike Rother & Bill Costantino). The information presented here is meant to pay tribute to (not replace) the original works researched, created, and owned by Mike Rother & Bill Costantino. Please support the continued work and research of Mike, Bill, and other innovators of cultural transformation! If you haven’t already, you can start by viewing “Toyota Kata”Created by: Bret Bakensztos, Feb/2012 2
  3. 3. THE TRAP TARGET CONDITION CHALLENGE “FIRE” STANDARD (USED TO PREVENT BACKSLIDING) COMFORT ZONECreated by: Bret Bakensztos, Feb/2012 3
  4. 4. Why is this a Trap? • The problems that occur (sometimes referred to as “FIRES”) become priority • Standards are used as a “wedge” to prevent backsliding – but we don’t know when the standards are no longer appropriate • A comfort zone is created; we implement counter-measures to problems, then fall back on the standard, waiting for the next “fire”. Repeat as required… • No real improvements are made; we just get really good at doing what we already know.Created by: Bret Bakensztos, Feb/2012 4
  5. 5. THE ALTERNATIVE? CHALLENGE! Creates the pull TARGET towards the Target KNOWLEDGE FROM CONDITION Condition PREVIOUS STEPS (PREVENTS BACKSLIDING) IMPROVEMENT KATATHE “FIRE” IS A LEARNERDISTRACTION:PUTTING IT OUTIS COACHNECESSARY, BUTDOES NOT THE INCLINEMOVE YOU REPRESENTS THETOWARDS THE TRUE OBSTACLESTARGETCreated by: Bret Bakensztos, Feb/2012 5
  6. 6. A change of strategy • By using the Improvement Kata, the Target Condition becomes the priority • Knowledge gained is used to prevent backsliding • The coach doesn’t have all the answers; just a system to help draw the answers from the learner • To make real improvements, we have to move towards the target condition as well as fight the occasional fire . • We have to get really good at finding out what we don’t already know.Created by: Bret Bakensztos, Feb/2012 6
  7. 7. Some managers choose an even more Radical Approach…Created by: Bret Bakensztos, Feb/2012 7
  8. 8. RADICAL PERSONAL IMPLEMENTING AGENDA MULTIPLE COUNTER- MEASURES AT ONCE MOVE ON TO I’m gonna YOUR NEXT be a hero! CHALLENGE “CHALLENGE” RESTRUCTURING INTERNAL DEPARTMENTSCreated by: Bret Bakensztos, Feb/2012 8

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