How can you avoid making a cultural faux-pas when it comes to this holiday season and others throughout the year? With the end of year and festive season rapidly approaching I am always mindful of the significance of religious holidays to different cultures. Continuing our discussion around cultural intelligence and working across cultures, I thought … Continue reading Avoiding a Cultural Festive Faux-Pas
Differences and similarities between cultures can be assessed in terms of core values, beliefs, norms and behaviour… In the previous articles, we began looking at CQ Knowledge which relates to your personal knowledge and understanding of other cultures. We introduced the idea that differences and similarities between cultures can be assessed in terms of core … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders – Managing Situations In Which Culture Can Influence The Outcomes
In the first of a series of articles, Tom Verghese introduces Cultural Intelligence (CQ), what it means and why it is so important in business today. Last year, one of my clients returned from a holiday to India. She expressed to me her dismay at the different entrance prices at various monuments and tourist site … Continue reading Procurement Across Borders – Understanding CQ
Giving up on New Year’s resolutions? For a fresh perspective, try these three suggestions to start 2019 in the best possible way. I gave up New Year’s resolutions a long time ago. More importantly, I have never looked back. This wasn’t a decision made in defeat because I couldn’t achieve my resolutions. After all, I … Continue reading Forget New Year’s Resolutions! Do These 3 Things Instead
Advocacy increases inclusion. Being an advocate makes a difference and you can increase inclusion by using your voice within your network… Small acts of advocacy are all it takes to make a social movement. The #metoo movement was for the 12 years prior to last year’s Harvey Weinstein scandal a very small force for change. … Continue reading Advocating For Inclusion Is The Best Way To Get It
Turn on the auto-reply, pack your suitcase and strap yourselves in – it’s #procurement conference season. Why are so many great conferences packed into the same few weeks of the year? Yes, the weather is usually reliable, but having successive (or even overlapping) conferences forces procurement pros to pick and choose carefully. And your conference … Continue reading Conference Season Is Upon Us!
The social media world is a scary place and unfortunately it’s scaring away the professionals and organisations who need it the most. How do you embrace today’s internet culture and use it to your advantage? The Procurious London CPO Roundtable was sponsored by Basware. Elizabeth Linder, Founder and CEO of The Conversational Century joined YouTube in … Continue reading 3 Ways To Win The Internet (You Don’t Have To Be Justin Bieber…)