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In my recent article “What Motivates Procurement Professionals”, I referred to the expert Dan Pink, who recently wrote the book “Drive -The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”. His research said that people at work are motivated by autonomy, purpose and a sense of... Read more
What Motivates Procurement Professionals? Dan Pink is an expert who explores behavioural science to help understand our attitudes to work and business performance. His most recent book is called “Drive -The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”. His research has identified 3 areas that create motivation in professional people. Autonomy  e.g. designing your own working priorities. For example... Read more
The procurement function continues to gain recognition as a key area of organisational expertise as businesses embrace the concept that acquiring goods and services in a systematic, professional way is fundamental to maintaining competitive edge. In the public sector too, governments increasingly understand that effective management of third-party spend is key to reducing costs and improving... Read more
As many organizations have a huge diversity of procurement and supply roles, the procurement academy must be broad in its offering. This may mean a choice of courses (online and face to face; internal and external providers), a variety of learning routes (including professional certification, and peer-to-peer learning) and multiple skill levels (from entry-level through to leaders).  ADR works... Read more

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