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Commitment Matters Blog The cost of failure Published: 29 Sep 2014 Average Rating: 5.0 / 5 Type: Commitment Matters Blog When business travel plans go awry, the impact is substantial. That's according to research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association.
 
Commitment Matters Blog Commercial competence Published: 24 Sep 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog Tesco, a major retailer, becomes the latest in a growing line of private sector companies that appear unable to properly manage their contracts. In this case, there is a black hole of more than $400m from over-stated revenues, apparently stemming from commercial agreements wit...
 
Commitment Matters Blog Acquiring skills: first recognise what you need Published: 22 Sep 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog According to Workforce magazine, 'It's easy to recognize a vacant position in your company, but it's much harder to identify the skills a potential employee will need to fill that void. The inability to match qualified people to vacancies is costing companies billi...
 
Commitment Matters Blog The role and purpose of contract management Published: 19 Sep 2014 Type: Commitment Matters Blog This week I have focused on the findings of the UK National Audit Office in its investigations on the state of contract and commercial management. Few of its observations will come as a surprise to practitioners in this field. Indeed, it reflects many of their pent-up frustra...
 
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...
 
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