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Learning to learn with the improvement kata

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How the Improvement Kata changes the way we learn, problem solve and improve.

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Learning to learn with the improvement kata

  1. 1. The Improvement Kata Learning how to learn©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit.
  2. 2. How do you define learning? ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 2
  3. 3. We used to think… George Washington was our first president. When’s recess?©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 3
  4. 4. Things are less certain now… ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 4
  5. 5. The focus of learning is shifting… ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 5
  6. 6. Many managers haven’t caught up yet either… ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 6
  7. 7. Instead, you can teach how to learn Have you searched the error message? That’s a great way to learn about and solve problems. ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 7
  8. 8. And effective managers operate that way too Use the pattern of the Improvement Kata. That’s a great way to learn about, and solve problems. I’ll coach you. ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 8
  9. 9. Knowing how to learn… is about more than asking questions. I wonder what this came from. Let’s find out! ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 9
  10. 10. You can use a kata to practice and teach scientific inquiry Practicing the Improvement Kata develops inquiry skills If Toyota can make it work, I can too. ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 10
  11. 11. Kata takes our discussions out of the clouds of abstraction… “ “Ideally” “ LEARNING ORGANIZATION “ “ SYSTEMS LEAN THINKING THINKING ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 11
  12. 12. …into concrete, practical reality Let’s change your grip and see what happens. ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 12
  13. 13. Practice makes inquiry a habit Forget the sledge hammer. We’ve got a kata.  What’s our target condition?  What’s our current reality?  What obstacle are we addressing now?  What is our next step? What do we expect? ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 13
  14. 14. Kata leads to a sense of self-efficacy,or what I call high Kata Quotient (KQ) You want me to what? I’ve never done that before but I can learn. I don’t know the answer, but I know how to find I don’t have the answer. those skills yet, but I can develop them. ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 14
  15. 15. Knowinghow to learn makes us morecomfortable stretchingour abilities daily ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 15
  16. 16. That also empowers us to guide others ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 16
  17. 17. Your Kata Quotient (inquiry ability)matters more than how much you know I’m So THATS feeling what Rother smarter was saying. already. ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 17
  18. 18. Kata Questing is an excellent habit We inquired our way into success! Great kata! ©2012 Meryl Runion Rose. Please share freely with credit. 18

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