We looked in an earlier blog at the benefits for large businesses of working with start-ups and SMEs and how procurement could make a successful connection. Here we investigate why procurement often has difficulties with small businesses and examine SME-friendly procurement practices already in use in pioneering organisations. Procurement doesn’t engage well with start-ups – … Continue reading Procurement: The Startup’s New Best Friend?
Tomorrow happens to be ‘Fun at work’ day, so get in the mood with these 5 tips… Work struggles can be real. Whether it’s a toxic work environment, a terrible boss, an annoying colleague or menial, soul-destroying tasks, there are times when we find our vibe is far from flying high. How can you begin … Continue reading In Need Of Some Fun At Work? Try These 5 Things.
Can we use the disruptive model pioneered by Amazon, Uber and Airbnb in the struggle against climate change? Uber is the world’s biggest taxi company, but doesn’t own a single taxi cab. Airbnb and Booking.com are the world’s largest hoteliers, but don’t possess any hotels. And after being in business for a quarter of a … Continue reading How Uber, Airbnb and Amazon Can Help Combat Climate Change
When your heart is broken, how hard is it to turn up to work every day and perform? Very. But so many of us have to do it every day. Our worlds may have fallen apart – the loss of a loved one, a falling out with a friend or colleague, the loss of money … Continue reading How To Work With A Broken Heart
Size isn’t everything when choosing suppliers. There’s a poignant scene in The Lord of the Rings in which the Elven Queen Galadriel turns to Frodo Baggins, a frightened young hobbit, and gently reminds him that ‘even the smallest person can change the course of the future’. Against all odds, and to the dismay of many powerful … Continue reading 4 Ways Procurement Can Work With Start-Ups and SMEs
Now we have the tools to help us understand culture, how are we going to apply this learning? Are you ready to take cultural learning into your workplace? Over the last 12 months we’ve been looking at an in-depth discussion of Culture, Cultural Intelligence (CQ), what it is, and the impact it can have when … Continue reading Taking Culture to a New Dimension at Work
Is procurement less, just as, or more important this decade than the last? Find out as we take a walk down memory lane… It’s the dawn of a new decade in procurement, and goodness me, how things have changed. From the digitisation of just about everything, to the introduction of big data, 2020 looks vastly … Continue reading A Decade In Review: Procurement In 2020