Toyota’s Fujio Cho says leaders need to do three things: Go see, ask why, and show respect. This is a brilliantly simple summary of some well-studied and widely accepted philosophies. In this article we present some of our own thoughts on this memorable little phrase.
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Your Voice, Our 2020 Goals
We’d like to take a moment to highlight some of the great work done in the last year by our clients.
It started with an ARC In 2016, GO Productivity delivered an ARC (Assessment, Road-map and Coaching) to Oakville Stamping & Bending. The ARC, as it traditionally does, looked at establishing a focused productivity and innovation plan to help support the business, in the wake of a range of new growth opportunities that had presented themselves…. Read more »
With many new emerging technologies starting to take precedence, they can seem complicated and convoluted despite the potential advantages (and disadvantages) that they bring. Major companies are embracing the rapid pace of change and taking in these new technologies, this in turn, will create pressure on other companies to adapt to the new realities created… Read more »
“Tomorrow, your job is to change the world into a better place. Today, your job is to see that everyone gets there.” ―Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky It’s very challenging balancing the hectic day-to-day demands of keeping your company afloat and visioning for the long-term future. Planning for the future without paying… Read more »
I recently went on vacation to Taiwan. While on my trip in Taipei, I had the opportunity to represent GO Productivity and attend InnoVEX and COMPUTEX 2019; one of the global leading innovation trade shows. This event is one of the leading ICT, IoT & Startup trade shows in the world. For the 2019 show,… Read more »
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 »
In a business climate characterized by uncertainty surrounding commodity prices and trade agreements, business owners are often reluctant to spend time and money on projects with uncertain returns. The GO B2B Challenge is a marketing case competition to consider the best way to encourage small and medium-sized businesses to invest in productivity and innovation systems…. Read more »
Recently, our National Director Ron Subramanian delivered a Productivity ARC for Just Us! Coffee in association with Nova Scotia Business Inc. Just Us! realized that after 20 years of being ahead of their competition, that they had 4 or 5 competitors that had caught up to them. They realized that the way to improve and… Read more »
We wanted to let you know about a new program that Enterprise Edmonton is launching in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce. The program has already proven to be a success in Ontario and is referred to as the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) which is an innovative, effective and comprehensive six-week program helping Canada’s SMEs… Read more »