GA 173 | How to Use A3 Thinking with Katie Anderson

GA 173 | How to Use A3 Thinking with Katie Anderson

By Steven Bonacorsi

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GA 173 | How to Use A3 Thinking with Katie Anderson

This week’s guest is Katie Anderson, a continuous improvement consultant and coach. Katie and Ron discussed Japanese culture and the versatility of A3 thinking. Katie also shared a “State of the Union” address on lean in the west. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • The quote that inspires Katie (3:38)
  • Katie’s background (6:57)
  • What brought Katie to Japan (8:41)
  • The lessons Katie learned (10:18)
  • About an article Katie wrote (12:01)
  • What “intention” means to Katie (16:42)
  • Using A3 thinking (19:55)
  • Some examples (23:16)
  • A “State of the Union” on lean in the west (25:38)
  • What “Respect for People’ means to Katie (31:28)
  • The best advice Katie has ever received (32:36)
  • What Katie is most proud of (34:24)
  • Katie’s book recommendations (35:13)
  • The knowledge or skill area Katie wants to improve (36:10)
  • Katie’s final words of wisdom (38:11)

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Have you ever used A3 thinking in a personal improvement context? How else can A3 thinking be used?





Original: http://blog.gembaacademy.com/2017/07/27/ga-173-how-to-use-a3-thinking-with-katie-anderson/
By: Jessica Bush
Posted: July 27, 2017, 10:00 am

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.