Blog Posts By GO Productivity

How Do You Improve your Operations? Enable the Process

During a recent client engagement, the client told us that their scrap rate was their biggest challenge and was the number one reason that they were struggling to be profitable. The runner-up was capacity within the shop processes, since they believed that running more jobs through the shop would make them more profitable. However, after… Read more »

Air China Cargo strengthens Edmonton’s links to the world

  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 »

Above All Else, Do This!

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 »

Leading through Constant Change

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 »

Your People are your Highest ROI

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 »

Are you managing your spreadsheets or are they managing you?

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 »