Podcast #244 – @DanMarkovitz, “Building the Fit Organization,” Part 2

Screen Shot 2016-03-08 at 9.20.48 AMJoining me again for Episode #244 is Dan Markovitz (@DanMarkovitz on Twitter).

Today’s episode is part 2 of our discussion about his most recent book Building the Fit Organization: Six Core Principles for Making Your Company Stronger, Faster, and More Competitive, a recipient of the Shingo Research Award. You can hear Part 1 in Episode #241.

Dan was also a guest on Episodes #135 (talking about A Factory of One) and #52 (talking more generally about office Lean). He has also written a number of guest posts here. Oh, and he has his own blog.

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We ended up doing two episodes to cover the six main themes of the book. Today, we’re covering the last three:

  • Standard work
  • Visual management
  • The coaching triangle

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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