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A3 Thinking: a tool to support Strategic Planning

A3 Thinking is one of the simple tools often applied in Lean improvement and I’ve written about its use for PDCA Problem Solving. It’s simply a “project on a page” and is a great way to capture the key elements of an improvement journey from problem definition through to demonstration of benefits. Another potential use … Continue reading

Creativity Killers or Creativity Growers?

I’ve been running some workshop sessions on creativity and innovation over the past couple of months and, in one of the group-work sessions, I challenge people to come up with a list of “Creativity Growers”.  These are the words and phrases that leaders can use to encourage and support their team members to be innovative. … Continue reading

Got a “wicked problem”? Solve it with visual collaboration

This excellent 10 minute TED Talk by Tom Wujec is a brilliant illustration of the power of visual thinking when combined with collaboration. Making toast doesn’t sound very complicated — until someone asks you to draw the process, step by step.  Tom Wujec loves asking people and teams to draw how they make toast, because the … Continue reading

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