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When A3s Get Personal

by Katie Anderson & Chet Marchwinski
September 20, 2017

When A3s Get Personal

by Katie Anderson & Chet Marchwinski
September 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Years ago at a previous job at a healthcare organization, Katie Anderson was introduced to something she'd never thought of before: that A3s were not just for organizational problems. 

All of the questions we typically ask about organizational problems -- from "Where do things stand today?" to "What specific outcomes do we need to see?" to "What are the indicators of performance or progress?" and beyond -- are equally valuable when we ask them about ourselves. Whether we're trying to kick a habit or just improve our lean leadership skills in general, an A3 is an invaluable tool for tackling our personal development. Katie shares more in this interview from the 2017 Lean Transformation Summit in Carlsbad, California.

You'll learn:

  • Why the A3 makes just as much sense to use on a personal level as an organizational level
  • How to think of ourselves as the "current condition"
  • How to use a personal A3 as a coaching framework
  • What "outcomes observed" can tell you about your own actions and habits, both good and bad
  • And more

For more information and coaching on A3 thinking, join the workshop Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process.


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