Introduction to A3 Problem Solving Thinking – May 2019 (JH)
Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is a system that introduces processes and tools to ensure those closest to the work are empowered to improve it. One of the goals of CQI is that everyone, everywhere in the organization is able to call out and solve problems that occur in their daily work using a standardized, scientific approach to problem solving.
This approach is called A3 Problem Solving or “A3 Thinking”. It can be used for problems of all sizes and involves finding and tackling the root cause of the problem.