Introduction to Driving and Coaching Improvement (DCI)
Driving and Coaching Improvement (DCI) is designed for executives and managers who are unfamiliar with Kata and TWI, or who are ready to embark on a Kata journey and want to capture the fundamentals.
Driving and Coaching Improvement (DCI) is a week-long, hands-on program that provides executives and managers the skills and tools they need to begin the Kata journey.
The program begins with a one-day Kata and TWI Simulation to establish awareness of the skills and demonstrate the value of both practices. Over the next four days, your team experiences the 10-hour Essential Kata program and learns how to build it into your organization.
DCI’s emphasis is not only on introducing the principles of Kata, but also on demonstrating how it improves your organization and engages your people. Driving and Coaching Improvement also illustrates why Kata and TWI are proven and reliable models for elevating the kind of employee collaboration, problem solving and creativity that advances ongoing or planned continuous improvement, kaizen, Lean and operational excellence initiatives.
DCI presents fundamental Kata concepts, scientific thinking and key behavioral principles. The program provides expert guidance in establishing current and target conditions, identifying obstacles and PDCA-based (Plan, Do, Check, Act) experimentation. An important part of this learn-by-doing program is practicing the Coaching Kata while being mentored by TWI Institute Certified Trainers. Upon completion, your people have the knowledge and skills for immediate Kata development and implementation.
Your TWI Institute coach will meet with management, managers, trainers, supervisors and team leaders to observe your implementation. Your coach gauges progress, identifies problems, suggests solutions and helps realign goals.
What we will cover
- Understanding and practicing the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata patterns
- Using and applying PDCA and scientific thinking
- Comprehending the dynamics and importance of challenges
- Setting and achieving goals, the impact of experiments and small steps
- Grasping the nature of the current condition and the associated metrics that define it
- Why identifying and removing obstacles successfully eliminate waste
- How TWI programs help address obstacles and solve problems
- Building capability by extending people beyond their knowledge threshold
- Checking progress, coaching the worker and encouraging questions
Driving and Coaching Improvement jumpstarts your Kata journey
Build a Cohesive Kata Team
Leaders learn together and develop common understanding, vision and mindset
Learn by Doing
Cement the program elements together through an immersive learning experience combining education and simulation.
Exponentially Increase Improvement Ideas
Expand your frontline’s knowledge threshold and creativity
More Collaborative and Cooperative Environments
Build trust, teamwork and synergy
Kata Delivers Results Across Multiple Industries
What Our Clients Say
Our end-to-end approach sets us apart
We start with an assessment and provide tailored recommendations for your workers and your workplace. KPIs are set, a communication strategy is planned and workforce orientation begins.
Supervisors, team leaders and those who direct the work of others attend, participate and learn in our cornerstone programs: TWI, Kata and Standardized Work.
We work with you to plan a pilot program and teams begin to learn by doing. Through workplace practice and coaching, we help students accept the ideas and put them to work. We’re with you through every step of the journey.
We assess learning, validate pilot results, incorporate skills into routines, evaluate practices and culture, and measure performance against KPIs.
We execute worker and workplace certifications, including TWI Certification (student and trainer), Kata Certification (student and trainer) Train-the-Trainer Certification, and TWI:2018 Certification.
We stay connected with planned reassessments, KPI checks, remedial coaching, and re-certifications to protect and grow your return on investment.