On September 20/21, the 11th meeting of the AWF KATA working group took place at the Hirschvogel Automotive Group training center in Denklingen. There, under the expert guidance of Dr. Daniela Kudernatsch, personnel managers from companies debated what mindset and qualifications Kata Coaching requires.
As usual, the working group started with a plant tour at the host company, the globally operating Hirschvogel Automotive Group, which has already gained a great deal of practical experience with Kata Coaching at the shop floor level at its plant in Denklingen, among other places. After a joint lunch in the company cafeteria, the participants once again exchanged ideas with those responsible at Hirschvogel about their experiences with Kata Coaching.
Working groups on various Kata Coaching topics
Afterwards, the participants worked in working groups on the so-called marketplace topics that had been agreed with them in advance of the working group meeting.
Under the professional performance and moderating guidance of Dr. Daniela Kudernatsch and KUDERNATSCH consultant Jochen Sturm, they dealt with the following topics, among others:
- How to get and keep the commitment and active support of top management?
- How do we create the mindset necessary to use Kata Coaching?
- How do we get managers to actively model the desired improvement behaviors?
- How do we qualify the team?
Exchange of the Kata Coaching experience
The practical experience that other companies have already gained with certain tools, methods and procedures in implementing Kata Coaching in their organisation served as impulses for possible solutions.
After the group work, Dr. Daniela Kudernatsch and Jochen Sturm answered the participants’ urgent questions from their daily work in a so-called topical hour in the plenum.
Kata Coaching working group meets regularly
On the second day, the working groups presented the results of their work from the previous day to all participants in a kind of marketplace and debated them with them. Afterwards everyone asked themselves “What do I take with me from what I have experienced and heard into my everyday work?” before finally planning the next meeting of the KATA working group at the end.
More information about the KATA working group can be found here. The next meeting of the working group will be November 28/29, 2018.
Yours Daniela Kudernatsch