What is Kata?
Kata is a practical four-step model of scientific thinking and acting, for achieving challenging goals. It makes continuous improvement through the scientific problem-solving method of plan, do, check, act (PDCA) a daily habit.
Kata may have started in the automotive industry, but can be practiced in all areas of business and personal improvements. The daily practice of Kata helps establish a routine that enables quick incremental improvements. The more you practice Kata, the more it will become natural.
The first three steps are the planning phases – The fourth step is where you begin to execute the rapid experiments using PDCA.