At yesterday’s London CPO Roundtable we explored how procurement teams can drive big change in their organisations whether it’s through Brexit policy, implementing cognitive technology or smart hiring… When was the last time you took a wild punt in your hiring process? Is your procurement team under more pressure than ever to cut costs? How … Continue reading Driving Change The Procurement Way
Psychopaths are present in every workplace. And the higher you go in the organisation, the more likely you are to encounter one. Working for a psychopath is no holiday. Here’s how to tell if your boss is one, or just a garden variety bully. A human resources manager is more likely to know them as … Continue reading How To Tell You’re Working For A Psychopath
It’s not easy to free yourself and others from decision bias. But the pay off for your organisation is worth it… A CEO mentioned recently to me his frustration with a few of his Senior Leaders who play the ‘merit card’ whenever diversity is raised. In doing so, they stymie good initiatives. Each small block … Continue reading How To Free Your Decisions From Bias
Think saving The Great Barrier Reef is out of your hands or entirely irrelevant to you? Think again! Climate change is everyone’s problem and we can all make a difference; down to the last procurement pro! If you’re lucky enough to have travelled to the coast of Queensland, Australia and visited The Great Barrier Reef, … Continue reading Can Procurement Help Turn This Sea Turtle’s Frown Upside Down?
A digital transformation is set to take place in the coming years, and the Procurement world can expect substantial changes as a result. As Heraclitus once said, “the only thing that is constant is change.” Another thing that is equally true today is that digital is playing a central role in pushing organisations and individuals … Continue reading The Two Obvious Challenges Of Digital Transformation That Everyone Ignores
As we move from the age of mandate into the age of guidance there is enormous opportunity for procurement pros to make themselves known and heard… SAP Ariba’s Vice President, James Marland, believes that the procurement function is moving from what he calls the Age of Mandate into the Age of Guidance – and that’s … Continue reading Always Let Procurement Be Your Guide…
Another day in your procurement job, another day moaning about your unsatisfactory salary… If you want things to change here’s how you take control! I’ve always said that I’m extremely happy working in Procurement, and there’s no question that it’s great to be doing a job that I’m passionate about. But no matter how much … Continue reading 3 Ways To Increase Your Procurement Salary