Join us for Building the Fit Organization with Speaker Dan Markovitz

The corporate landscape is littered with the carcasses of failed lean implementations. It may sound heretical, but their efforts fail precisely because they’re trying to copy Toyota.

Trying to be like Toyota is a mistake. What leaders need to do instead is learn from Toyota—learn how to convert their competent organizations into dynamic, constantly improving, profoundly customer-focused entities. A “fit” organization has the ability to continually improve in a manner that delivers superior performance and results over the long haul.

This workshop, based on the 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. By the end of the workshop, your team will be ready to make your organization faster, more competitive, and better able to win in your market.

This workshop combines lecture with group exercises to help you develop an approach for embedding continuous improvement mindsets and behaviors in the unique environment of your organization.


-Commit to improvement
-Increase value, don’t reduce costs
-Think horizontally, not vertically
-Define the right way to work
-Visual management and real time feedback
-Coach with respect—and in the trenches

Learning objectives

-Learn a new way to frame and explain lean
-Understand six key factors needed for organizational excellence
-Develop a clear action plan for implementation

When: March 28, 2018
Time: 9AM-4PM
Where: The Citadel - Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Avenue, Charleston, SC 29409
Cost: $499/person