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Organizational Resiliency – What else is it good for?

August 11, 2020
Administration, Communications, Emergency Planning, Financial, Human Resources, Legal, Newsletters for Municipalities, Planning & Economic Development, Power & Electrical Systems, Protective Inspection & Control, Public Health/Long Term Care Homes, Public Works, Purchasing, Security/Public Safety, Team Building, Training

What else does organizational resiliency do for the organization aside from being able to carry on during and after a disruptive event? Reduces stress – it reduces stress in those managing and working prior to, during and after an event …

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Cost Savings and Contract Management in Q4

August 10, 2020
Administration, Purchasing, Records and Information Management

The Importance of Contract Management when Analyzing Spend   When my clients ask me to help identify areas of opportunity for cost reduction with their existing suppliers, I ask two questions:   1.     Where are your contracts?   2.    How …

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How to Negotiate With Your Existing Suppliers

July 27, 2020
Administration, Legal, Purchasing

“If you know the enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles” –       Sun Tzu, The Art of War   When it comes to negotiating with a supplier you know versus a supplier …

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Fun (and Safe) Ways to Enjoy Your Summer

July 20, 2020
Recreation, Security/Public Safety, Team Building, Uncategorized

The past few months have been challenging for us all, personally and professionally. Summer is here and, as restrictions are being lifted, it is the perfect time to get outside, shake off the cobwebs and have some summer fun! Here’s …

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A Summer to Save Restaurants

June 25, 2020
Newsletters for Municipalities, Planning & Economic Development, Roads and Transportation

With Toronto’s Phase 2, beginning on June 24th, restaurants are poised for opening dine-in patio service, but business will be nowhere near normal for our favourite city eats.   Restaurants are facing a summer of only patio dining and take …

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Local Loops & Linkages: Bringing the Circular Economy to Canadian Cities

June 17, 2020
Energy Savings, Environmental Services, Planning & Economic Development

In March 2020, the EU released its new Circular Economy Action Plan to accelerate the transformational change required by the European Green Deal. The plan aims to streamline the regulatory framework for a sustainable future, maximizing new opportunities from the …

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Redesigning Streets for a Safer Tomorrow – Our COVID19 Temporary Normal

June 12, 2020
Emergency Planning, Planning & Economic Development, Public Works, Roads and Transportation

The month of May and early June has brought forth some innovative change – which some would see as long overdue. Toronto Mayor John Tory unveiled a plan to open more space for pedestrians and cyclists in congested areas as …

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The chloride-free ice melt that works, cleaner, safer and faster.

June 5, 2020
Newsletters for Municipalities, Public Works

Winter can often hit within minutes, traditional chloride ice melt products can often take several minutes to work after application. Depending on the area, will determine how many people are at risk of a slip or fall on an icy …

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We are all facing Austerity…and here’s how procurement can help

June 4, 2020
Administration, Purchasing

A friend of mine recently asked me to explain austerity measures to him   So I said it’s like this…you know how you told your wife you needed a new set of clubs because that’s what was missing from your …

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Redesigning The Way Your Company Works

May 27, 2020
Administration, Communications, Emergency Planning, Energy Savings, Environmental Services, Human Resources, Legal, Protective Inspection & Control, Security/Public Safety, Training

COVID-19 has changed the way we work, play, and interact with our world. Whether your company is a single or multiple branch office operation, with industrial facilities or mobile public and field workers — developing a clear, concise program requires …

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