Integrating the After-Action Review into an organization helps companies use time wisely by creating an effective structure for learning. The simple, four-question technique keeps participants focused, and the learning happens by understanding the gap between questions #1 and #2. Reaching a conclusion establishes high agreement as outlined in the lean principles and offers a roadmap to future process improvements.
The AAR is applicable in any organization, such as, commercial, industrial, service, or manufacturing. Participants learn from their experience in a structured, direct manner that enables them to change the way they respond in the future.