The Simulation was initially meant to be only an awareness training tool to create initial insights and getting the first “touch and feel” of Toyota Kata. As all things develop, it is today used as a training tool for Learners getting ready to be coached as well as “deep dive” training for advance Kata practitioners. It is also used as a tool to practice Value stream mapping (VSM) as well as Standardized work.
Simulation is adaptable to your needs in terms of what is necessary to emphasize in your organization.
By using Coaching KATA, you will set goals and try to achieve them. During this process, there will be obstacles that can be overcome by the TWI programs - for example:
The day will consist of:
A facilitator is guiding the Learners through the steps of the Improvement Kata, letting them decide the route toward the Challenge. With a coaching approach, the facilitator allows learners to go through the Grey zone of learning, in a safe environment.
You can do the Simulation for a day, or several days depending on your scope of learning.
As all of our offerings, it is built upon a solid base of standardization. This allows you to become a Simulation facilitator by joining a Train the trainer class. Please note, you need to experience the Simulation as a learner before attending a Train the Trainer class.
Sample images from previous groups working with the TWI and KATA simulation.