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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 »

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 »

Poor economic conditions result in low start-up growth and innovation

Despite having the highest rates of entrepreneurship in Canada as per the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report, poor economic situations have led to little growth and innovation in many of these startups.Albertan startups, when compared to the rest of Canada are much more heavily based on oil and gas, mining, agriculture, and manufacturing, while typically… 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 »

Exponential & Emerging Technologies: How Ready is Alberta Business?

With the speed at which technology is advancing, it isn’t a matter of if new emerging and exponential technologies are going to impact how Alberta business will be done in the future, but when and how!Business leaders in Alberta recognize they have been slow to adopt and prepare for exponential technologies but are unsure what… 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 »