A3 Thinking Fundamentals. Seat License

A3 Thinking Fundamentals. Seat License

Most people think of the A3 report as step-by-step problem solving storyboard depicted on an A3-sized piece of paper (roughly 11 x 17 inches). But A3 thinking is far more than just a problem solving methodology. Sure, it focuses on using the PDCA cycle to find a good solution, but its real power lies in the communication and coaching it enables.

The structure of the A3 process provides leaders a consistent, repeatable methodology to mentor their subordinates on how to go about not only figuring out what is wrong, but also what to do about it. In this way, leaders help their team member solve the current problem, but also develop their solution-finding skills. Not only does this make employees more effective at their current job, but it also helps to identify and cultivate the future crop of leaders for the company.

The A3 report is also effective when there is not a formal hierarchy between the people involved. Because of the structure it takes to complete an A3 report, it is hard to challenge the leader of a project without facts and data. Peers exhibit a great deal more confidence in the problem-solving approach when they have an 'at-a-glance' way to see the methodology that was used to create the new process.

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A3 Thinking Fundamentals. Seat License

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  • A3 Thinking Fundamentals

    This video is a narrated PowerPoint presentation from our Lean Training System. It covers the basics of creating an A3 report with a special focus on its relationship to PDCA.

    A3 thinking centers around the A3 Report, designed to guide the problem solving process and communicate progress to al...