Need a different solution to help stop maverick spend in your procurement organisation? Why not hug a maverick?
At the Big Ideas Summit 2016, we challenged our thought leaders to share their Big Ideas for the future of procurement.
From ideas that have the potential to change the very nature of the procurement profession, to ones that got the assembled minds thinking about the profession’s impact outside of the organisation, the response we received was amazing.
Give Them a Hug
Stuart Brocklehurst, Chief Executive at Applegate Marketplace, argues that procurement’s importance to the organisation has never been greater. However, it still only has influence over a small proportion of the spend area it’s responsible for.
Stuart also believes that this change cannot come about by ordering changes and laying down the law. But procurement can start the process by “hugging a maverick” – engaging with people and enabling them to understand the benefits of working closely with procurement.
Catch up with all the delegates’ Big Ideas from the 2016 Summit at the Procurious Learning Hub.
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