Blog Posts By Caitlin Lopez

Collaboration Model for Construction Projects

Collaborative projects and relationships are more successful, productive and open to innovation. But there are a lot of factors that improve or kill a collaborative culture and relationship. From GO Productivity’s perspective we see collaboration as important for company success. Our mandate is to help organizations grow and optimize, and often to do that organizations… Read more »

Taking time to balance the day to day with long term planning

“Tomorrow, your job is to change the world into a better place.   Today, your job is to see that everyone gets there.” ―Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky It’s very challenging balancing the hectic day-to-day demands of keeping your company afloat and visioning for the long-term future. Planning for the future without paying… Read more »

Getting Started on your Collaboration Strategy

Organizations considering collaboration are starting to get more support and resources to make their transformation into executing on collaborative construction projects. On May 7th, organizations came together for a seminar and continued the conversation to further build understanding and support for what it takes to be more collaborative and execute collaborative contracting models. From the… Read more »

Guest Blog: What is Collaborative Contracting?

Whenever I talk about collaborative contracting publicly at a conference, or privately in a business meeting, I am often asked the question:  What exactly is Collaborative Contracting?  I am asked this question often enough, that I resolved to address it with this blog. So, Enjoy! The reality is that there is no one, single definition… Read more »

Alberta is Competitive

At GO Productivity, we think it’s critically important to amplify the industry voices that motivate positive change and encourage growth.  So, we want to highlight the good work of the Alberta Steel Manufacturers. The ASM are a membership of steel suppliers in Alberta that started seeing industrial construction projects outsourcing steel to global suppliers but… Read more »

Front-End Elements of Collaboration in Construction

There are several sources and methodologies on how to collaborate in construction projects. We would like to highlight three such elements which take place at the beginning of a project and seem to be common among the different methodologies. Early Involvement As the project progresses through detailed conceptual engineering and detailed engineering/design more of the uncertainties… Read more »

Construction’s Capacity to Perform: Collaboration and Productivity

Is anyone getting tired of being told Alberta Construction Productivity is lagging behind the other industries? Is it possible that construction projects have some inherent aspects that just jam-up the gears and prevent us from improving as fast? At first glance it seems to all come down to timeline and schedule. Construction is project work… Read more »

The GO B2B Marketing Challenge

In a business climate characterized by uncertainty surrounding commodity prices and trade agreements, business owners are often reluctant to spend time and money on projects with uncertain returns. The GO B2B Challenge is a marketing case competition to consider the best way to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to invest in productivity and innovation systems…. Read more »