Blog Ideas and Creativity

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 »

The GO B2B Marketing Challenge

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 »

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 »

Just Us! Coffee Productivity ARC

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 »

Trade Accelerator Program

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 »

Take Control, Take Your Next Steps

GO Productivity works with organizations just like yours to improve productivity, increase internal capacity and streamline processes. We have two typical approaches when tackling a productivity challenge: advisory and training. The framework we use is called the ARC, which stands for Assessment, Roadmap and Coaching. No two ARCs are the same: we work with you… Read more »

Innovation and Technological Transformation

Every generation must contend with profound political, economic, social and above all, technological transformations. They not only change long-held assumptions about our future economic prospects but also create new expectations about human advancement and social progress. Yet the breadth and velocity of technological innovation appears equally inspiring and empowering as well as disruptive and ominous…. Read more »

Innovating the Network Economy and the ARC

There are many critical models that exemplify the impact of the technology growth being experienced around the world. One of which being the Platform Model. In the case of Apple, which is familiar to most – we need to look no further than the App Store. Started on July 10, 2008, the app store was… Read more »

Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils 2017 Summit

In December 2017, the GO Productivity CEO, Lori Schmidt attended the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia both as a Board member and Canada’s representative. The theme of the summit was “The Sustainable Future of Production, Consumption NSD Work.” With attention being placed on technologies like Artificial Intelligence, sensors, robotics and additive… Read more »