Are you being proactive in managing risks to your business from the coronavirus? The death toll from the coronavirus has reached more than 2,800 and the number of confirmed cases has exceeded 80,000. Beyond the enormous human toll, the effects of the coronavirus and the efforts to control its spread are being felt throughout the … Continue reading How to Manage Supply Chain Risks From the Coronavirus Outbreak
What can we learn about leadership from the rugby field? A lot, it seems… Have you ever headed into a supplier negotiation and joked you’re ‘going out into battle’? Ever finished a successful project, and said ‘you’re kicking goals’? There are few physical similarities between our procurement desk jobs and the rugby field. But the … Continue reading How To Lead Differently This Year
How do you really know what your manager might be like, beyond the surface-level impressions you get at an interview? Few of us think that when we change jobs, a new job is all we’re getting. With any move, we’re replacing everything. Suddenly, we’ve got new colleagues to befriend. New rules and processes to adapt to. … Continue reading How To Figure Out Your Next Leader Before Accepting A New Role
We offer a woman’s and a man’s-eye view of the Feast of Saint Valentine … You want how much for those flowers?! Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day has become part of the global calendar and good luck ignoring it. Shopfronts are dining out on the day, while emails advertising spray tans with headlines … Continue reading What Do Women – And Men – Really Think Of Valentine’s Day?
What key steps can you take limit the potential effects of the coronavirus on your organisation? In China on 9 February the world received news it didn’t want to hear. The number of confirmed deaths from the coronavirus has now overtaken that of the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), with more than 1000 casualties. … Continue reading How The Coronavirus Will Impact Your Supply Chain And What To Do About It
Influence comes in all forms and from a variety of different sources. But, in the digital age, is the nature of influence changing? And how might it change further over the next few years? What does influence look like in your life? Who are the main influencers? Depending on a great number of factors, including … Continue reading Who Has Influence And How Do You Get More Of It?
The bushfire crisis has devastated Australia. But how has it affected our jobs and our organisations? We spoke to members of The Faculty’s Roundtable program to see what the impact had been and how they’d managed. Whenever the need arises, procurement steps up. And during the recent unprecedented Australian bushfires, the situation was no different: … Continue reading How Did We Go? Procurement’s Performance During An Unprecedented Crisis