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Investing in Workforce Competency Drives Productivity, ROI & Safety

In 2016, there were 1.5 Workers’ Compensation claims for every 100 people on the job. Edmonton-based company Waiward Steel has made changes to ensure that this trend would not apply to their company. Waiward has improved their safety record by 800 per cent, as a result, they’ve had 4.6 million hours without time lost due to… Read more »

Lessons From The Canadian Lean Summit

Canadian Public Sector Lean Summit – April 24 – 27, 2017 Fredericton, New BrunswickLearn. Share. Transform.  That was the theme for the recent Lean Summit held in Fredericton, New Brunswick.  The purpose of the summit was to share leading practices around lean methodology and application to improve service to private sector customers and to the… Read more »

Alexander Hamilton: A Man Who Was Never Satisfied With “Good Enough”

“Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present.” – Thomas S. Monson At GO Productivity, our focus is continuous improvement. But it isn’t just important to us, or the small and medium sized enterprises that we work with. In fact, it was extremely important to one of the forgotten founding fathers… Read more »

Oilweek Expands Scope, Reach, & Impact

June-Warren Nickel Publications recently rebranded as JWN Energy Group.  They are the premiere Business-to-Business oil and gas sector publication and a key collaborator with GO Productivity. We share a lot with them, especially in our work in Alberta’s industrial construction, energy and manufacturing sectors APIN, Alberta’s Project Improvement Network. We also collaborate in GO’s Project… Read more »

Client Success Story: Collins Steel

Executive Summary Collins Steel has had a structured approach to continuous improvement since 2009, when a few of the company’s managers read The Toyota Way. From there, they undertook lean training for the whole company, Kaizen projects, and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training with a project focused on lead time reduction in detailing. Since… Read more »

Environmental Forum

Responding to the challenges of climate change will fundamentally alter the way we work and do business in Alberta. As this situation evolves, many questions arise as to what the main challenges will be and the solutions. The Alberta Chamber of Resources (ACR) is hosting an Environmental Forum on March 23, 2017 to help bring answers… Read more »

SCMA: See You At The Top

Join SCMA Alberta for an evening of networking and insight from Byron Smith, Mountaineer, Businessman, and devoted Father. Byron will be speaking on what it takes to achieve success in your personal and professional life through exploring the leader from within. conveying his motivational message “You can be and do anything you want in life, if… Read more »

Notes from the Throne Speech

Throne Speeches are notoriously general, and full of clichés, regardless of who is in government. But the do foretell an agenda, a tone, and priorities. From a business perspective, economic growth, taxes, infrastructure and education/skills training are key concerns around government policy. So what are the signals of the directions we can expect from our… Read more »