How can procurement professionals drive innovation within their organisation, by working closely under the CEO. “Conformity to the present is invisibility to the future.” Stefan Molyneux Innovation is anything but business as usual. As procurement professionals, we are responsible for thinking of new ways of creating value, thereby bringing innovation into our organisations. We also have … Continue reading 7 Ways For Procurement To Drive Innovation
How are you letting perfection get in the way of offering an important (and influential) contribution? Have you ever wondered why some people are able to lead and influence those around them while others are left out in the cold? They may be less charismatic, a poor presenter or frightfully timid, yet they influenced the … Continue reading The Three Keys To Building More Influence
For most organisations, there are far more risks and opportunities related to CSR and sustainability in their supply chain than there are within the “internal” business… What’s the biggest change in terms of the focus and priorities for procurement teams and leaders over the last decade or so? There are a few potential answers to … Continue reading Will You Be Your Organisation’s First Chief Sustainability Officer?
A useful tool for developing cultural intelligence is the Cultural Mirror, which plots culture across nine dimensions… As part of our ongoing article series on Cultural intelligence (CQ) we are discussing each of the four individual components of CQ and how they can be applied to effectively work across cultures. In earlier articles we discussed … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders – Looking Into The Cultural Mirror
It’s a good idea to get the bottom of why employee turnover happens and how to limit it. Employee turnover costs US businesses more than one Trillion (1,000 Billion) US dollars a year. That represents about 10 per cent of all US corporate profits, so it is nothing to be sneezed at. It is therefore … Continue reading Is Employee Turnover Killing Your Profits?
Supply chain leaders know AI is a game-changer, a technology that will allow them to optimise their supply chain for competitive advantage. But just how much will it impact your profession? Today, business leaders are looking to their supply chains to create differentiation and they recognise that data is a key driver. Having said that, only a small fraction of supply chain data is … Continue reading Supply Chain Pros: Could AI Save Your Day Job?
Dying to move on? Then try lying. Don’t worry, you won’t be alone if you lie to get a job… More than half of us confess to not telling the whole truth on our CVs and one in ten people have even managed to land a new role as a result. However, there are certain do’s and don’ts … Continue reading Half Of Us Lie To Get A Job – Can You Get Away With It?