Blog Posts By GO Productivity

Emerging Technologies; The Good The Bad and the Adaptive

Game-changing emerging technologies are coming. They promise productivity improvements and innovation opportunities. However, there are business challenges for any successful implementation plans. GO Productivity is collaborating with the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council to hold half-day business-based emerging technology workshops around Alberta in the New Year. They will help gather information on Alberta’s firm-level awareness,… Read more »

GO Productivity CEO Lori Schmidt & Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils launch GFCC GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS

GO Productivity’s Chief Executive Office, Lori Schmidt is in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia participating in the 2017 Global Innovation Summit . The Global Innovation Summit brings together entrepreneurs, policy makers, CEOs, investors, thinkers and innovators from around the world to understand competitiveness agendas, and explore opportunities for collaboration between member organizations around the globe. The 2017… Read more »

Oilweek is talking energy with all Canadians

Oilweek is talking energy with all Canadians. September issue coming soon… Starting this September, Oilweek brings together Canadians with diverse backgrounds and concerns and provides a platform for productive and innovative energy-focused discussions. We’ll still be reporting on oil and gas, but we’ll expand our focus to include discussions on nuclear, hydro, wind and solar…. Read more »

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 »

Collaborative Contracting: Achieving Globally Competitive Project Delivery Through Trust

Collaborative Contracting Summary Report Is change on the horizon for project delivery models? On June 7, 2017, JWN and partners, AECON, Amec Foster Wheeler and Waiward Steel LP, hosted an Inspired Conversation with asset owners and vendors to open the discussion on the challenges and possible solutions to effective collaboration and working toward better project delivery models. JWN has produced… 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 »

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 »