Lean Blog Interviews — 351: Joel Tosi and Dion Stewart, “Creating Your Dojo”


Joining me for Episode #351 of the podcast are my friends Joel Tosi and Dion Stewart, co-founders of the company Dojo & Co.

They’re the authors of the new book (to be released on November 19) called Creating Your Dojo: Upskill Your Organization for Digital Evolution

A “dojo” is a learning environment — whether that’s for the martial arts or if it’s a “safety dojo” in a Toyota factory. Today, we talk about what it means to create an “immersive learning environment” in a workplace, such as a software company or a product development group within a larger company — the goal is more effective learning, progress, and adoption of new methods or products. It’s interesting to think about how one might use a “dojo” in the context of Lean design or improvement efforts in a hopsital or other settings. 

Joel, Dion, and I have collaborated before on a few events, including our Learning Symposium where we visited Toyota and Garrison Brothers Distillery last year.