The A3 Structured Thinking System
While prior knowledge of the A3 system is not a requirement for attendance, this is not a simplistic A3 starter course. Participants will learn proven techniques for the highly effective interpretation of information in highly-complex situations, both in day-to-day management and change management paradigms. Acquiring the skills for fast and authoritative decision-making while building and sustaining clear and productive interdepartmental collaboration will give participants confidence in the successful outcomes of their management choices.
The A3 System is the structure with which the Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving approaches are deployed, displayed, communicated and discussed. This workshop will employ it to teach managers how to collect, interpret and act on the right information to maximise their innovative problem-solving skills. Participants will learn the theory behind the A3 Thinking process and practice techniques, along with how to apply them immediately to problems upon returning to work.
The success or failure of an organisation rests with the ability of managers to effectively make decisions and problem solve, especially during change programs.
This workshop is for managers who want to learn how to use the A3 Structured Thinking System to make better decisions and less mistakes in highly complex, interdependent environments undergoing change.
Specifically, participants will learn how to:
This workshop will take the A3 System and show managers how to collect, interpret, and act on the right information so they can innovate and solve problems.
Attendees will learn the theory behind the A3 Thinking process and practice techniques, along with how to apply them immediately to problems upon returning to work.
They will also learn how to use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills using the A3 system in both day-to-day management and change management.
Participants should each prepare a live workplace “problem topic” they wish to analyse during the course. This will be used to apply Critical Thinking and Problem Solving methods to the creation of your individual action plan.
This two-day course will provide you with:
Optional ongoing support through Mentoring from Lloyd Parry International is available.
After the workshop, participants may engage one of our mentors to consolidate and advance their learning through one-to-one coaching sessions.
For those who wish further support in applying their skills to address any current complex cross-functional issues, this option is an ideal way to proceed. Support can be bought in blocks of 10 hourly sessions.
Lloyd Parry International offers an internal version of this management workshop for organisations that wish to have a presentation that is more customized to their industry.
This option is priced based on the number of attendees and the location of the event.