Awkward conversations at the office holiday party are inevitable. But at least now you have some tips on how to deal with them! Need some advice for the inevitable awkward conversations at the office party? Here are some top tips for you! Scenario 1: You’re stuck making small-talk with the boss and can’t think of … Continue reading 5 Awkward Conversations You’ll Have at the Office Party
By necessity, Contract Management has moved on from the old days of paper copy and filing cabinets. But what does ‘good’ really look like? We recently published a piece about what ‘good’ strategic sourcing looks like. After all, if you are one of the many procurement organisations in the vast middle of the market, good … Continue reading Contract Management: What Does ‘Good’ Look Like?
Ready for another round of parties this festive season? Here are some hot tips and conversation starters to get you through your next social engagements. The festive season can be a continual revolving door of social situation after social situation. When it comes to the work environment not only do you have to deal with … Continue reading 5 Conversation Starters for your Festive Party
Though it may seem like a daunting task initially, writing a solid supply management plan for your organisation will really set you up for success. This is the second part in a series. Read the first on ‘Writing a Brief for the Procurement of Goods and Services’ here. Supply management is one of the key … Continue reading Guide to Writing a Supply Management Plan
How can you avoid making a cultural faux-pas when it comes to this holiday season and others throughout the year? With the end of year and festive season rapidly approaching I am always mindful of the significance of religious holidays to different cultures. Continuing our discussion around cultural intelligence and working across cultures, I thought … Continue reading Avoiding a Cultural Festive Faux-Pas
Looking forward to the holiday party season? No? You’re not alone. But even if you don’t enjoy them, there are some things you just can’t do. Only 1 in 4 of us actually look forward to our workplace holiday party. It’s not just the cost or the dread of being stuck with the office bore … Continue reading 5 Holiday Party No-No’s
We’re all talking about delivering value these days in procurement, aren’t we? But with so many definitions around, how do we maximise its impact? We’re all talking about delivering value these days in procurement, aren’t we? Value is now the new normal. And everyone has their own take on what delivering value for the business really … Continue reading Four Reasons Why Value Is the New Procurement Normal