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Commitment Matters Blog Are you addressing problems with contract management? Published: 15 Sep 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Last week, the UK's National Audit Office provided Parliament with its latest reports on Contract Management. They are encouraging, in that they reflect the robust focus that government is placing on this discipline. At the same time, they reveal the depth of the challenge...
 
Articles / White Papers How to run a borderless legal department Published: 09 Sep 2014 Type: Articles / White Papers Global organizations face a myriad of complex challenges, not the least of which is running a so-called borderless legal department that operates on all cylinders 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This article explores organizing and managing a global legal department.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Why is Contract Management software struggling? Published: 09 Sep 2014 Average Rating: 3.9 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog For years the analysts predicted meteoric growth - and it didn't happen. Now, the complaint I hear is that the analysts largely ignore contract management software and see it as a sub-set of ERP.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Ethics or cash cow? Published: 08 Sep 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog There are those who would argue that the scale of fines being imposed by US courts and regulators on major corporations reflect high principles and a determination to raise ethical standards. Others take the view that this is a cynical way to raise cash and that it damages lon...
 
Commitment Matters Blog The cost of focused negotiation Published: 04 Sep 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Max Bazerman is a behavioral economist and he has recently written a book, The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See. He draws from his personal experience in failing to notice things, which he attributes to his tendency to focus.
 
Commitment Matters Blog The future of outsourcing Published: 03 Sep 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog 'Outsourcing is moving backwards; it is tired and outdated'. 'I see no future for the major outsource providers: they have become trapped in out-tasking.' These are just two of the comments I have recently heard during conversations with experts in the outsou...
 
Commitment Matters Blog But who supervises the lawyers? Published: 25 Aug 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog The Canadian Bar Association is the latest to come out with a comprehensive report advocating fundamental change in the structure and management of law firms and the delivery of legal services. Jordan Furling has provided a useful summary for those, like me, who do not have ti...
 
Commitment Matters Blog There's more to professionalism than knowing stuff Published: 25 Aug 2014 Average Rating: 2.0 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Many contracts, procurement and legal staff want to increase their influence. Many complain about not being involved earlier, or not being part of the 'core team'.
 
Commitment Matters Blog What is lean contracting? Published: 25 Aug 2014 Average Rating: 5.0 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog An IACCM member asked me for a view on lean contracting - what is it, what impact does it have? My thoughts on this relate to 'lean' in the context of quality - and therefore overall efficiency through error-free activity. To me, that means we can think of 'lean&#...
 
Commitment Matters Blog A confidential report Published: 25 Aug 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog I thought I would share extracts from an internal company report that I just read. I think it will resonate with many. 'Contract Management and negotiation skills and knowledge are increasingly important. Our need to be more flexible in the market, to accept and manage hi...
 
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