Communication, Communication, Communication…

December 18th, 2013

In any situation, whether it is in your personal or business life....

Today’s post is by Sarah Kouse; Project Manager at SafeSourcing

In any situation, whether it is in your personal or business life, if communication is broken, or if there are multiple parties involved, the communication can get a bit hazy, making things unclear, and causing confusion.

Think about the game telephone we used to play when we were kids. We would all sit around in a circle, the first person would whisper a word or phrase into the ear of the person sitting next to them. That person would then do the same to the person next to them and so on and so forth until it reached the last person in the circle. Almost always, the starting word or phrase would never be the ending word or phrase.

This is what can happen if you have multiple parties involved in a project and not all parties are involved in all communication, or if one of the parties involved has communication outside of the regulations set forth.

As a procurement company, it is our job to make sure all communication gets distributed to all parties and make sure all communication is clear and well understood. It is also our job to make sure we facilitate the communication between the clients and the vendors, even if the vendor is an incumbent to the client. The reason for this is because if conversation takes place outside of these guidelines, communication could not only become broken between one or more parties, but it can also create an unfair playing field for the other vendors involved.

Here at SafeSourcing, we ensure that communication is always at its best. For more information on how we can help you with your procurement needs or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative. We have an entire customer services team waiting to assist you today.

We look forward to your comments.

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