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in·no·va·tion ˌinəˈvāSH(ə)n/ noun noun: innovation the action or process of innovating. synonyms: change, alteration, revolution, upheaval, transformation, metamorphosis,breakthrough; More a new method, idea, product, etc. plural noun: innovations “technological innovations designed to save energy” Innovation needs to be seen as a broad theme that permeates throughout much of a business’ other functions and… Read more »
Each of us has our daily routines and habits. Most of us go about them without giving much thought to the individual tasks or actions that we undertake. Have you ever changed your routine – either on purpose or in error – and realized just how much more you have to think about things and… Read more »
The Productivity ARC is our process of how we work with clients. We use a multi-stage process to take you from where you are now to where you’d like to be when it comes to productivity improvement. The ARC stands for Assessment, Roadmap and Coaching, and no two ARCs are the same: we want to work… Read more »
Many organizations are very good at strategy development and planning. However, we know that far fewer are anything better than average when it comes to execution. There are some specific things to be done in order to improve on execution. Many books by some great authors have been published in this regard. Therefore, I wish… Read more »
We live in a world of change, complexity and uncertainty. And given the ups and downs of a cyclical economy that we experience in Alberta, companies continually have to navigate through these uncertain and challenging economic times. This can result in organizational changes, layoffs, as well as mergers and acquisitions. It can also provide a… Read more »
We assign portions of our company’s budget to invest in all sorts of things – such as new equipment, a better location, more people, or new technology. Investing in your people is, by far, the greatest Return on Investment we can make. The StrategyInvesting in your people yields higher returns because people have the ability… Read more »
Think about the many ways spreadsheets, like Microsoft Excel, are used in your organization. Timesheets, quotes, inventory management, job tracking, and the list goes on. In every example, there are likely multiple users who need access to the spreadsheets. For each one of those users, there is at least one “off the record” version of… Read more »
Is your supply chain running as effectively as it should be? Are orders being missed? Do you carry too much inventory? Is your lead time too long? If so, it may be time to go back to basics. Read on to learn about Dabbawala, a lunch box carrier company based in India, who has their… Read more »
Coaching is the best known method of developing the capacity for continued improvements in all processes within an organization. But how do you make the improvements stick around long enough to make a difference?