Blog Management

Emerging Technologies

GO Productivity, the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council, invite you to attend an upcoming Emerging Technologies Workshop. We want to share insights and gather information on the Alberta SME level of awareness, concern, adoption/adaption business planning and new skills planning for the impacts of so-called emerging technologies. Some of these technologies are a ways off… Read more »

Building Inclusive Workplaces: A Strategic Labour Management Advantage

Four Business Breakfasts sponsored by the Spruce Grove Chamber of Commerce January – February – April – May – 2018 JANUARY Inclusion as a Profit-generating Business Strategy Tuesday, January 9, 2018 8:00 am  – 9:00 am What happens when diversity and inclusion are the key ingredients of your business model rather than the icing on… Read more »

2017 Annual Report Released

GO Productivity is pleased to announce the release of our 2017 Annual Report. Like all our clients, GO Productivity in 2017 responded to the changing economic conditions. We have updated our offerings, streamlined our information, expanded our market, and improved our services. As the recession ends and growth returns, we are poised to be even… Read more »

Oilweek is talking energy with all Canadians

Oilweek is talking energy with all Canadians. September issue coming soon… Starting this September, Oilweek brings together Canadians with diverse backgrounds and concerns and provides a platform for productive and innovative energy-focused discussions. We’ll still be reporting on oil and gas, but we’ll expand our focus to include discussions on nuclear, hydro, wind and solar…. Read more »

Collaborative Contracting: Achieving Globally Competitive Project Delivery Through Trust

Collaborative Contracting Summary Report Is change on the horizon for project delivery models? On June 7, 2017, JWN and partners, AECON, Amec Foster Wheeler and Waiward Steel LP, hosted an Inspired Conversation with asset owners and vendors to open the discussion on the challenges and possible solutions to effective collaboration and working toward better project delivery models. JWN has produced… Read more »

Create a Competitive Edge Using Practical Innovation

Mojdeh Poul, President of 3M Canada, has a great piece in the Globe and Mail on practical innovation as a competitive edge. She says practical innovation is essentially “value creation for customers, the company and shareholders…that is capable of uniquely addressing an unmet need…”. How hard can that be? GO Productivity is all about helping SMEs… Read more »

What Is Worker Competency – And Why Is It Important?

GO Productivity is proud to bring you a video featuring Janet Lane, the Director of the Human Capital Centre of the Canada West Foundation.  Janet’s Centre did the third-party analysis of the MODOS development process.  As a result we know how to help others take up on-the-job workforce competency assessment and evaluation more effectively. Janet… Read more »

Compete or Collaborate?

In the real world where Alberta’s competition for investment is on a global scale, success is not to be found choosing between competition or a collaborative business model. It is not an “either/or” choice, it is a “yes/and” approach that works best. There is an African Proverb that says “If you want to go fast,… Read more »

Advanced Work Packaging for Improved Performance on Smaller Projects (under $100M)

With the introduction of the WorkFace Planning (WFP) model in the mid-2000s, the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) put forth a construction performance best practice that addressed some of the key construction-phase productivity issues facing owners of industrial megaprojects. Since then, the Construction Industry Institute (CII) has collaborated with COAA to introduce Advanced Work… Read more »