This article was written for Procurious by Sievo. Find out more about them here. Have you ever had a hard time explaining what you do to friends or family? Do you love your job but get the sense other people find it boring? We all know sales drives growth, marketing builds brands and the buck … Continue reading Creating a Procurement Video to Make Your Mum Proud!
When you landed your first professional job, did you change the way you spoke? Perhaps you thought you’d sound more professional if you talked with a slightly more sophisticated accent or littered the conversation with a few long words – or maybe, you just wanted to fit in and speak like everyone else. Or did colleagues continually ask “What did you say?”, which … Continue reading Would you Change Your Accent to Appear More Professional?
Just because a machine can learn from mistakes doesn’t mean it is self-aware and about to deploy robots to destroy humanity throughout time and space. But it does mean that increasingly, machines can take on more and more human work. On 11 February this year, President Trump signed an executive order directing US government agencies … Continue reading Is Artificial Intelligence Destroying Your Job?
The battle of “human vs. machine” is raging in Hollywood and, increasingly, in the workplace. What does the future hold for AI? 2001: a space odyssey… Terminator… The Matrix… If you were to believe some of the sci-fi blockbusters, you’d think our future as humans is pretty bleak. They all offer a dystopian view of … Continue reading AI and Procurement: Boldly Going Where No Team Has Gone Before?
Why do we all have a voicemail system and why do people continue to leave them? Abby Vige discusses instant gratification… When we’re stuck in the work grind and we see our phone light up with news from beyond our present moment, our spirits buoy a little! Yay! Then we drop when we realise it’s … Continue reading Voicemails Are Dead So Why Do We Use Them?
The framework is dead – long live the framework? As the public sector moves to make collaborative procurement easier, the Dynamic Purchasing System may be the key to long-term planning. So you know all about collaborative procurement frameworks in the public sector? Are you planning on using them in the short-term to kick start your … Continue reading Dynamic Purchasing Systems – The New Normal?
As we move towards a new decade is the emphasis in the procurement world changing – are we going to see a new age, where the Art of Procurement comes to the fore? Much of our focus in the last twenty years or so within the procurement profession and within our specific procurement functions has … Continue reading The Science And The Art Of Procurement