We all want to be excellent at what we do. Most Chief Procurement Officers are advancing on a vision to become essential strategic partners to their campus communities. To achieve this vision implies a level of excellence in six (6) key practice areas:
The ability to make a strategic impact rests on a foundation of Talent Management. This is a big topic, but let’s start with one simple practice that all of us may use and that all of us could get better at – the 1:1 meeting. This is a basic management activity, but when used well it is instrumental in helping align the entire organization with the goals and initiatives that are necessary to move the team forward. Did you know, Google studied its management practices and through extensive data analysis identified the difference makers. They referred to this as PROJECT OXYGEN(https://hbr.org/2013/12/how-google-sold-its-engineers-on-management ) and they made the results available to everyone without charge. One difference making practice is the 1:1 meeting. Click the link below for best practice thoughts on how to conduct this meeting.