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A Culture of Innovation
January 05, 2017
There’s a company in our region whose mandate is to become Canada’s go-to resource for productivity improvement.

Just as their name suggests,“GO Productivity exists to help Alberta companies improve their productivity and bottom line, says Pam Thompson, Relationship Manager. “We help companies learn how to become more efficient and remove barriers and redundancies in their processes.”

GO Productivity began in 2008 as a Government of Alberta initiative named Productivity Alberta. In 2011 they moved out of government and became a private not-for-profit organization.

Today, they are a national company and although Alberta is their home market, they serve clients from Victoria, BC to St John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, and from Windsor, Ontario to Yellowknife, NWT. The company employs 13 people across the country, and has access to a global network of resources and experts that provides flexible capacity.     

In this day and age many companies are facing cut backs and staffing reductions, or are looking for ways to strengthen their business and bottom line. Through productivity improvement, which can include training, increasing efficiency, and building a culture of innovation in your team, thousands of dollars can be saved or realized as new revenue.

GO Productivity’s mainstay program is the Productivity ARC, which stands for Assessment, Roadmap, and Coaching.“The Productivity ARC gives a company a good place to start and helps determine road blocks or redundancies in particular processes,” says Thompson. The Productivity ARC is currently helping companies in sectors including manufacturing, energy & energy services, construction, digital media, food processing, financial services, and healthcare.

One of the more unique initiatives started by GO Productivity is the PINE program (Productivity Improvement Network Edmonton). This program brings companies together on a monthly basis to learn from each other about their productivity improvement experiences. Each session is hosted by a PINE member where successes and learnings are shared with onsite examples.

It’s through collaborative efforts like PINE and working closely with associations like the Leduc-Nisku EDA that really help GO Productivity make an impact. “Partnering with the Leduc-Nisku EDA has helped us in a variety of ways,” explains Thompson. “They connect us with the business community and build awareness of who we are and what we do.” 

Thinking of making productivity a priority for your company?  Many of GO Productivity’s services can qualify for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, and specific offerings can be tailored to your company’s specific needs. GO Productivity is your one-stop-shop for all things productivity improvement and has programming for every level of experience, department, industry, or process.