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Kata-the missing piece

Updated: May 16, 2021

I have been working in the realm of continuous improvement for over 20 years. It has been a wonderful experience but for a while now, I have been looking for the missing piece.

Why you might ask?

My Dilemma in the Continuous Improvement World

While I have had lots of fantastic programmes that I have assisted companies with, Continuous Improvement has always felt like an additional ask for Organisations. I often challenged myself and my career choice that maybe I should have sold machines, because people in companies need machines and see them as part of their work. So my challenge in particular in recent years has been "how do I make continuous improvement part of the day to day work?"

I Found the Answer

I had heard of Kata, I had bought the books and flicked in and out. Due to having more time on my hands in 2020 as a result of not travelling so much, I decided to be a part of a women's group called the Kata Girl Geeks. The experience has been amazing! And my life hasn't been the same since. I have had the benefit of learning from some of the worlds most renowned Kata coaches including Gemma Jones, Tracy Defoe, Dorsey Sherman, Julie SImmons & Tilo Schwarz. For me, Kata is the missing piece in integrating Continuous Improvement into the daily workings of an organisation and in my next post I will explain why.

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