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Building The Fit Organization

7 Rivers Lean Consortium

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

Building The Fit Organization

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The 7 Rivers Lean Consortium, in collaboration with Western Techncal College, is proud to present:  Building the Fit Organization, presented by author Dan Markovitz.

THE FIT ORGANIZATIONDaniel Markovitz: This presentation, based on his new book, Building the Fit Organization, presents the six core principles that will make any organization stronger, faster, and more competitive. By re-framing continuous improvement as a journey towards organizational fitness, it provides a non-alienating cognitive and
cultural on-ramp for building the fit organization. 

  • Improve organizational performance
  • How to use targeted interventions 
  • The benefits of targeted coaching based on lean principles
  • Discovering the level and type of employee engagement required
  • How to target an immediate solution to a business problem
  • Ways to develop broader internal skills and capabilities


Dan founded Markovitz Consulting to help organizations become faster, stronger, and more agile through the application of lean principles to knowledge work. He has worked with non-profit and governmental organizations such as the New York City Department of Health, Planned Parenthood, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, as well as a diverse roster of corporations such Starkey Technologies, W.L. Gore & Associates, Abbott Vascular, Clif Bar, Hydro Flask, and CamelBak. 
He has keynoted conferences and delivered seminars
at the Lean Enterprise Academy Summit (UK), the Lean
Island Conference (Iceland), the Lean Transformation
Summit (US), and many more.
He is a faculty member at the Lean Enterprise Institute and teaches regularly at the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program. He also lectures at the Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business.
His first book, A Factory of One, was honored with a Shingo Research Award in 2013. He has also published articles in the Harvard Business Review blog, Quality Progress, Industry Week, Reliable Plant, and Management Services Journal, among other magazines.

His book, Building the Fit Organization, distills the lessons from the
Toyota Production System into six core concepts and couches them in
the easily understandable language of physical fitness and athletic
excellence—no Japanese, no English jargon, and no off-putting references to Toyota.
He lived in Japan for four years and is fluent in Japanese.  He received a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Have questions about Building The Fit Organization? Contact 7 Rivers Lean Consortium

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La Crosse WI
Western Technical College, Lunda Center, La Crosse, WI
319 Seventh Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

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7 Rivers Lean Consortium

The 7 Rivers Lean Consortium is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to spreading lean principles throughout every public and private sector industry in the 7 River’s Region.

We firmly believe that by educating others about lean principles and tools, we can help make the 7 Rivers Region the best place in the country to run a business, raise a family, and earn a decent living.

Our focus is on education, networking, and sharing best practices. We host annual lean colloquiums, arrange gemba walks to 7 Rivers Region organizations, and offer educational opportunities for lean process improvement tools, systems and principles.

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