Author: Rob Brickman My inbox is always jammed with white papers and invitations to webinars and conferences on the latest technology, security threat or imminent global crisis. Each one calls out new winds of transformational change that are swirling around our organizations. Each implores us to take urgent, immediate action or suffer disastrous consequences (like…
For many years, our synagogue has hosted one of the most successful “Out of the Cold” programs in Toronto. For eight Wednesdays each year from November to January, an army of our volunteers warmly welcomes homeless and socially-isolated people as guests for a hot meal and a safe place to spend the night. The volunteers show…
Author: Andrea Sousa (2018) In the wake of the #WoosleyFire, I chose to donate $100 to the California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund as part of The Poirier Group’s annual Holiday Goodwill initiative. This fund supports immediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires. As a proud Pepperdine University alumnus and former resident…
Last year, I took a break from work — a long one — traveling over 31,000 kilometers through 30 cities across North America and over 100 days on a motorcycle – alone.
In June of 2016, having just finished my second year of Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto, I donned my best guess at ‘business casual’ and went in for the first day of my engineering internship on an aviation consulting team.
We’ve written about a few negative things organizations do in our recent blog articles, like our three-part series on “How to Fail at Communication”.
Lessons learned from businesses that underperformed against competitors and delivered low total shareholder return.
We’ve all been there. Your boss catches you in the elevator or in the hall and asks you for a quick status update on a big project.
Most large organizations struggle with internal communication. In fact, a survey of 400 companies in the U.S. and U.K. found miscommunication causes an average loss of $62.4 million USD per company each year.
We’ve all been there – that awkward downtime that comes immediately after you’ve finished a major project or met a key deadline.
Solving complex problems with limited resources is an obstacle nearly every organization faces from time to time, yet few are able to overcome this problem in an efficient and sustainable fashion.
You’ve probably heard people at your company say things like:
“I can never find the report I’m looking for,” or
“It takes my team way too long to compile the weekly updates,” or even
In our last post, we discussed the reporting and decision-making problems that were plaguing one of our large corporate clients.
“Lean” is one of the more prevalent buzzwords in the business process improvement industry. Lean is the continual pursuit of efficiency through the removal of waste in a process or system.
Stop Pouring Dollars down the Drain! Follow These Top 5 Steps to Make Solutions Stick in Your Organization
Every organization has seen the decay of implemented solutions, programs, projects, and other business enhancements over the years.
All businesses want to drive down their costs and boost their revenue. But how? Today, we’re sharing our process excellence insights with you so you can generate these stellar results for yourself.
The key goal of industrial engineering is to save businesses time, energy and money by using a toolbox full of principles and methodologies like Lean, Six Sigma, and operational excellence.
Having interviewed dozens of black belts for positions in the past, I know that finding legitimately trained and competent Lean Six Sigma black belts is a challenge in the U.S. and Canada.