Kaizen is Based on Kata

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Kaizen is Based on Kata

Kaizen is more than we can think in Japanese culture. Everything is based on 'Kata'* in their culture, so no one is supposed to do things outside of the context of the Kata.
Through Kata we reach Kaizen, which is the state of mind to always change, create, innovate to success.
* Editor: Kata: ~detailed choreographed patterns of movements, perfect way of doing, patterns of thinking and practice characterizing an (organizational) culture.

  Drennen, USA
 

Kaizen or KATA First in your Business Practices

Should a business first practice and teach KATA before trying to institute Kaizen? Kaizen seems to be the most approached method of thinking in most business units looking to learn lean practices. It seems to me that KATA teaches more long term target conditions and Kaizen focuses more short term immediate type impacts...

  Anonymous
 

Break a Kata Down Into Patterns

Kata can be practiced in broken down patterns until we master each pattern. And then we can combine all patterns into on...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Kata in Karate

@Anonymous: Indeed, according to Wikipedia Karate kata are executed as a specified series of a variety of moves, with st...

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Relationship Between Kata and Kaizen in Business

Who can explain a little more about the relationship between Kata and Kaizen in business? Is Kata indeed a basis ...

 

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