• June 30, 2015

    According to PwC's consulting arm, Strategy&, leading companies are struggling to master the increasing levels of complexity inherent in growth. In a recent report, Winning with Complexity: Operations capabilities that drive profitable growth, Strategy& consultants cite discerning evidence of declining operating margins among companies experiencing revenue growth.
  • June 25, 2015

    WEF's 2015 Human Capital Index ranked Canada first out of 124 countries in the youth talent category and fourth overall, placing them ahead of Japan, U.S.A. and Germany.
  • June 23, 2015

    Professor Mary Crossan and her team at Western University's Ivey Business School have discovered how the spontaneous and creative facets of jazz and theatre improvisation lead to a better understanding of what it takes to generate the creativity that gives rise to innovation.
  • June 22, 2015

    "Waterloo attracts a very diverse student population," says Lisa Zangari, Chief Human Resources Officer at OpenText, "and diverse ideas bring about greater levels of innovation." OpenText, Canada's largest software company, has been taking advantage of the Waterloo Region's world-renowned talent pool to drive innovation since 1991, when a four-person consulting project at the University of Waterloo led to the formation of the company.
  • June 18, 2015

    About 30 years elapsed between the time Dr. James Till and Ernest McCulloch of the University of Toronto first demonstrated the existence of stem cells, in 1961, and the acknowledgment of their significance by the scientific community in the early 90's. Since then, Ontario has remained at the forefront of stem cell research and in the development of safe, novel uses of stem cell therapy in regenerative medicine.
  • June 11, 2015

    According to a report by Shahar Markovitch and Paul Willmott, customers are demanding a more seamless experience, and it is forcing businesses to innovate, or risk being made irrelevant. The two authors from McKinsey & Company's digital practice describe the urgency with which companies must act while drawing attention to how the standard has been set high by pioneers including Apple and Amazon.
  • June 9, 2015

    Ontario's Synaptive Medical has developed innovative technology that enables surgeons to navigate the brain through clearer, three-dimensional images. The Toronto-based firm is hopeful their ground breaking technology will lead to better patient outcomes.
  • June 4, 2015

    "I once saw an infographic that suggested creative minds require beer and coffee – a beer to stir creative juices, and a coffee to keep the person awake long enough to execute," quipped Dr. Randy McIntosh, Director of the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. McIntosh, who is working on an international project referred to as the Virtual Brain Project, sat down with us to offer his take on popular beliefs on how such things as culture, environment, life style and group ideation techniques affect cognitive performance and creativity.
  • May 28, 2015

    Time and again, reports link employee engagement with lower levels of turnover, increases in productivity and ultimately higher profits. To achieve higher levels of employee engagement organizations must rely on their leaders to forge relationships that go beyond the leader-follower interactions of years past and influence employees on a level that provides greater meaning to their working lives.

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