Blog Collaboration

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 »

Collaboration is a Matter of Trust

There is a Ladder of Trust in human relationships including collaborative efforts.  Trust is going to be foundational in any progress towards authentic collaboration on construction projects.  Trust must be created, nurtured and growing if a collaboration construction model for projects is going to be optimized.  While Trust is not everything in developing a collaborative… 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 »

Scaling-up Innovative and Sustainable Businesses Best Practices in Competitiveness Strategy

Revolutionary technologies are giving rise to seismic shifts across the global economic landscape. Sweeping in their scale and scope, they are disrupting nearly every industry—from manufacturing, retail and energy to health care, finance and food production—how businesses compete and the ways we work. Nations at all stages of development, and businesses of all sizes and kinds seek to leverage… Read more »

Scaling-up Sustainable Innovative Businesses – 10 Global Competitiveness Principles

The Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) September Global Innovation Summit in Buenos Aires was on the theme of Scaling-up Sustainable Innovative Businesses.  This is a theme that is at the core of the challenges for Alberta SME companies that want to grow and be part of the changing dynamics of the so-called “new normal”… Read more »