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GO Productivity Book Club – 5th Installment

Welcome back to the 5th installment of our Book Club.Part 5: Deploying Lean Six Sigma Continuing our read of the book: Lean Six Sigma for Dummies by John Morgan and Martin-Brenig Jones, we are now continuing onto Part 5 of the book which consists of Chapters 13 to 18. This installment covers Chapters 13-15.Chapter 13… Read more »

Client Success Story: Jandel Homes

A proud Albertan company Jandel Homes is a proud Albertan company that has been retailing modular homes all across the prairies [Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba], British Colombia and all over the Territories for over 45 years. Today, they are one of western Canada’s largest modular home retailers, with large Sales Centres in Edmonton and Grande… Read more »

Client Success Story: Oakville Stamping & Bending

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 »

Structural vs. Entrepreneurial Leadership

Whether we like it or not, most of us have a tendency to fall mostly into the camp of either structural leadership or entrepreneurial leadership. Some see the value in debating which is more effective, but the fact is that neither will work in all situations encountered by leaders in the workplace, and the most effective leaders are able to use some combination of the two.

Taking time to balance the day to day with long term planning

“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 »

Case Study: Applying Process Improvement Principles to Reduce Waste in Financial Services

As Deming once said, “If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.” The Methodologies of Lean, Six Sigma, and the combination of the two (Lean Six Sigma) were born in the manufacturing sector, but they are nothing new to the service sector. Healthcare, airlines, insurance, and… Read more »