Blog Archive

The Road to Becoming one of Canada’s Best Tech Companies For Families
It’s often said that people are the most important asset of any business and if you ask anyone at Traction on Demand, Canada’s Best Workplace in 2019, that statement rings true. Adding to their already comprehensive list of family-friendly...

Posted on February 4, 2020

Happy Holidays from Greg and Michelle Malpass
We wanted to start this note with a sincere thank you. Thank you for being part of this journey with us and the 854 people that make up Traction on Demand. We’ve long talked about our ambition to be...

Posted on December 19, 2019

Building Community in Rural BC
Traction is creating new opportunities in BC through its Small Town Initiative Coos Bay, the Oregon Coast’s largest city, is not what most would consider large, with a population of just 16,000. While much of the coast is rocky...

Posted on October 9, 2018

Bandit Update: Building Capacity for Three Seattle Non-Profits
It’s no secret that non-profits struggle with capacity. They’re so focused on delivering their mission that processes and systems are often a secondary consideration. We spent our day in Bellevue, WA working from‘s office. Three teams of consultants...

Posted on September 21, 2018

Farewell to the Bandit
He may not have known it, but Burt Reynolds inspired a movement When reports began circulating on Thursday that Burt Reynolds had passed away at the age of 82, few people would likely expect that for a Vancouver based...

Posted on September 7, 2018

Be Authentic; Be Different; Be Legendary
An interview with Christopher Lochhead, host of TractionForce 2018, co-author of Play Bigger and creator of the Legends and Losers podcast Last week, I had the opportunity to chat with Christopher Lochhead, the host of this year’s TractionForce. In...

Posted on June 11, 2018

More Meaningful Employee-Employer Relationships through AI
For many, AI invokes images, hopes and anxieties of robots, autonomous vehicles and lost jobs. For Aaron Zuccolin, Managing Director of Traction University, AI is about driving more meaningful conversations and interactions between people. Companies that leverage AI to...

Posted on May 28, 2018

Why Traction on Demand Loves Working with Patagonia
As a B Corporation, Patagonia is a company with unwavering adherence to its values, including a willingness to advocate for better stewardship of our planet. That happens to be a key reason why Traction loves working with them —...

Posted on May 16, 2018

How to Design a People-First Workplace & Culture
Empowering and Engaging Employees through their Physical Surroundings Picture an office workplace that you would dread coming into every day. The office in your imagination is probably dimly lit with stained concrete walls and no windows. In the middle...

Posted on April 25, 2018

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