Many organizations are very good at strategy development and planning. However, we know that far fewer are anything better than average when it comes to execution. There are some specific things to be done in order to improve on execution. Many books by some great authors have been published in this regard. Therefore, I wish… Read more »
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We live in a world of change, complexity and uncertainty. And given the ups and downs of a cyclical economy that we experience in Alberta, companies continually have to navigate through these uncertain and challenging economic times. This can result in organizational changes, layoffs, as well as mergers and acquisitions. It can also provide a… Read more »
We assign portions of our company’s budget to invest in all sorts of things – such as new equipment, a better location, more people, or new technology. Investing in your people is, by far, the greatest Return on Investment we can make. The StrategyInvesting in your people yields higher returns because people have the ability… Read more »
Who hasn’t wanted a Culture of Innovation in their organization? After all, we are constantly inundated with articles, video interviews and books telling us we must have one; that we can’t be successful without it. Countless organizations have tried wholesale “change management” or “organizational transformations” to get one, which takes a long time, requiring commitment… Read more »
Think about the many ways spreadsheets, like Microsoft Excel, are used in your organization. Timesheets, quotes, inventory management, job tracking, and the list goes on. In every example, there are likely multiple users who need access to the spreadsheets. For each one of those users, there is at least one “off the record” version of… Read more »
Is your supply chain running as effectively as it should be? Are orders being missed? Do you carry too much inventory? Is your lead time too long? If so, it may be time to go back to basics. Read on to learn about Dabbawala, a lunch box carrier company based in India, who has their… Read more »
What is the right approach to take when trying to implement continuous improvement within your organization? Hint: your people are a critical component.
American Airlines’ new daily non-stop from EIA to DFW gives Edmontonians access to AA and the OneWorld Alliance’s biggest US hub, with connections to destinations across the American south, Latin America and beyond, as well as fast travel to the heart of the Lone Star State. For more on what this new route has to offer, saddle up and read on!
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. – Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
For small companies, preparing for growth in a new market can be a big job. LubeCorp Manufacturing Inc. did it with help from Productivity Alberta and the Aerospace and Defence Productivity and Competitiveness Pilot Program.