Here’s a great story of Albertans standing up to meet a need during this pandemic.
Blog Ideas and Creativity
Four Steps to Build a Culture of Team Resiliency for the Post-COVID WorkplaceThis crisis is surreal. There is no roadmap or clear timeline for returning to normal. What will “normal” even look like? But there is also room for hope. Our civilization is anything but weak and vulnerable, we are adaptable and dynamic. We are… Read more »
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.
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 »
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 »
Executive Summary Oakville Stamping & Bending (OS&B) has been in business for more than 40 years and is now one of Canada’s largest manufacturers and distributors of plumbing products. The company is a leader and innovator and has been on a continuous improvement journey including lean for a number of years, but the company’s management… Read more »
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 »