Editorial

Benefits: A Holistic Approach in an Age of Rapid Innovation bh - “… in an era of rapid innovation, should we be using a conventional lens? Should the paradigm shift … should the debate move from containing costs to increasing value?” Read More »
A Strong Workforce is Inclusive of All Abilities bh - We all want a job we love, where we are adequately paid for our work and rewarded with the satisfaction of being a respected member of a team.  Read More »
Finding Meaning: Doing Good Energizes Us All - To make the world a better place for people in need, we must reach out both internationally and locally. “Doing good” for others is energizing - for the people in need and the ones providing the assistance. Why? Because it gives every single one of us meaning, purpose and, for many, hope for a better future.  Read More »
Beyond Engagement: Energizing People at Work - Businesses face a troubling trend: employees who are engaged, but not energized. These people may be loyal, committed to the cause, and take pains to get things done—but they are exhausted. Low on energy, they cannot access their “executive function”: that very important part of the brain that allows us to connect the dots, focus attention amidst massive multiple distractions, regulate our emotions in tension-filled situations, predict outcomes, and make smart decisions.  Read More »
Leadership: The P's & Q's of X's & Y's - The story of humankind is riddled with tests of ingenuity, resilience and compassion. It chronicles the actions of leaders, and the rise and fall of the organizations in which they serve. A multitude of forces have always been at play, colliding to challenge the best of businesses. Read More »
How To Get SMEs Exporting - Allan O’Dette, President & CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce: “... identifying new opportunities for growth is extremely important. Increasingly, these opportunities are present in new and emerging economies.”  Read More »
Putting People First. Creating a Culture of Trust - Great Place to Work® is an international organization dedicated to building a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces. Now, active in 49 countries, GPTW evaluates workplace culture by blending analyses of employees’ workplace experiences through its Trust Index® Survey, with an assessment of the company’s workplace programs and practices, through its Culture Audit©. The results of this annual study are used in conjunction with media partners, such as Fortune Magazine and the Globe and Mail, to produce prestigious global lists of Best Workplaces. This study is the world’s largest of its kind.  Read More »
Workplace Wellness Reaps Rewards - For success in building a healthy workplace culture you need to set goals and develop strategies that address the specific needs of both your employees and your organization. Read More »
Can innovation be taught? - Rick is the co-founder of Floworks Training, as well as a Designer and Innovation Practice Leader at Juice Inc., based in Guelph, Ontario. Rick has been an educator and trainer since 1985, working with Fortune 500 corporations and hundreds of smaller companies, designing and facilitating experiential training programs. Rick has developed the Innovation in a Box™ training program and is writing and illustrating a Graphic Innovation Guide. Read More »
The Drummond Spillover - Ontario is big and likes to think big, with 39% of both Canada’s population and its Gross Domestic Product too. But at $14 billion, it also has the largest deficit relative to GDP of any province, and rapidly increasing net debt. Since 2007, Ontario’s unemployment rate has been above the national average, and personal incomes here are now just below the national average. Deficits will persist likely longer than in other provinces. Read More »