Influential People Affect Change Part I!

April 23rd, 2012

What are the initial steps you need to take in order to affect sourcing change within your organization?

Today’s post is by Mark Davis; Sr. Vice President of Operations and CTO at SafeSourcing.

As I sat on a plane this weekend reading about Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World a common thread connected the majority of them in some way; most became influential by being an “ambassador of change.”

Equally common was the change that each ushered in came at a cost, be it money invested, time invested, people and resources invested or simply the desire and passion invested to see change occur for the better.

It made me think about our industry and how many professionals consider, or for that matter, even want to become “ambassadors of change” for their company.  Obviously millions of dollars or 100 new employees can go a long way to creating this change but how realistic is that for any of you?  I would venture to say, not very realistic.

So short of an army of new procurement professionals and an unlimited budget how can you achieve change?  The answer lies above in simply having the desire and knowing that change in some cases can take time and will require patience.  Over the next few days we will looking at some ways to begin to affect change in your organization.

For more information about how you can begin to create positive changes in your company’s sourcing processes, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative.  

We look forward to your comments.

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