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Daily Oil Bulletin Launches the DOB Oilsands Review

For the best oilsands news, insight and analysis, read the new DOB Oilsands Review This month, the Daily Oil Bulletin launches the DOB Oilsands Review—the definitive source for information and business intelligence on the oilsands industry. Written and curated by oilsands specialist Deborah Jaremko, this package of news, data and analysis enables decision makers to… Read more »

Create a Competitive Edge Using Practical Innovation

Mojdeh Poul, President of 3M Canada, has a great piece in the Globe and Mail on practical innovation as a competitive edge. She says practical innovation is essentially “value creation for customers, the company and shareholders…that is capable of uniquely addressing an unmet need…”. How hard can that be? GO Productivity is all about helping SMEs… Read more »

What Is Worker Competency – And Why Is It Important?

GO Productivity is proud to bring you a video featuring Janet Lane, the Director of the Human Capital Centre of the Canada West Foundation.  Janet’s Centre did the third-party analysis of the MODOS development process.  As a result we know how to help others take up on-the-job workforce competency assessment and evaluation more effectively. Janet… Read more »

Compete or Collaborate?

In the real world where Alberta’s competition for investment is on a global scale, success is not to be found choosing between competition or a collaborative business model. It is not an “either/or” choice, it is a “yes/and” approach that works best. There is an African Proverb that says “If you want to go fast,… Read more »

Advanced Work Packaging for Improved Performance on Smaller Projects (under $100M)

With the introduction of the WorkFace Planning (WFP) model in the mid-2000s, the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) put forth a construction performance best practice that addressed some of the key construction-phase productivity issues facing owners of industrial megaprojects. Since then, the Construction Industry Institute (CII) has collaborated with COAA to introduce Advanced Work… Read more »

JWN Up Front Planning

As the Alberta Energy industry slowly recovers, keeping costs down, improving productivity and making Alberta attractive again for investment means we all have to continue to adapt, innovate and continuously improve throughout the supply networks. GO Productivity is at the leading edge of helping SMEs make the changes necessary to thrive in this new normal. … Read more »

Investing in Workforce Competency Drives Productivity, ROI & Safety

In 2016, there were 1.5 Workers’ Compensation claims for every 100 people on the job. Edmonton-based company Waiward Steel has made changes to ensure that this trend would not apply to their company. Waiward has improved their safety record by 800 per cent, as a result, they’ve had 4.6 million hours without time lost due to… Read more »

Lessons From The Canadian Lean Summit

Canadian Public Sector Lean Summit – April 24 – 27, 2017 Fredericton, New BrunswickLearn. Share. Transform.  That was the theme for the recent Lean Summit held in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  The purpose of the summit was to share leading practices around lean methodology and application to improve service to private sector customers and to the… Read more »

Alexander Hamilton: A Man Who Was Never Satisfied With “Good Enough”

“Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present.” – Thomas S. Monson At GO Productivity, our focus is continuous improvement. But it isn’t just important to us, or the small and medium sized enterprises that we work with. In fact, it was extremely important to one of the forgotten founding fathers… Read more »