Organization and Culture

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Organization and Culture

More than drawing boxes on an organization chart, organization and culture is about building a world-class procurement function by aligning organizational capabilities, roles, skills with customers and markets; it also includes creating and fostering a culture that continually drives value while complying with regulations.

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NASPO discusses how the increased demands on the public procurement work force (in large part driven by an improved positioning of the strategic role of procurement) requires enhanced skill sets. In addition to describing the changing demographics of ...
The Government of New Zealand shares how they have defined and implemented their procurement competency framework.  This case study begins by defining the various roles with the procurement function, as well as their desired behaviors, core and technical ...
The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) presents their detailed procurement competencies model. While developed for the private sector, this procurement competencies model provides a useful frame of reference and a parallel for thinking about critical ...
While slightly dated, this article strikingly highlights many of the critical practice improvement areas needed in public procurement (along with a comparison to the private sector) – the same practices recently highlighted by members of the Global Public ...
Broadly speaking, this report from CIPS Australasia and The Hackett Group provides a detailed perspective on aligning procurement capabilities with desired outcomes. More specifically, the report provides detailed perspectives on the differences between ...
As part of our study of public procurement workforce skills, Public Spend Forum interviewed 31 procurement leaders and asked them to rate the public procurement workforce’s proficiency in 12 core skills, based on their experiences and interactions. They ...
Over the course of our study of public procurement skills, we talked with nearly 50 leaders in the public sector about what they thought the desired outcomes for public procurement—and the role of the procurement function within the larger organization—should ...
Nearly any expert you talk to in government procurement will tell you that the workforce needs more support and better training. But why? What makes the public procurement workforce so important to the work of government? In this excerpt from our study ...
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The Government of New Zealand shares how they have defined and implemented their procurement competency framework.  This ...
Transparency International describes how technology can greatly improve public procurement, emphasizing benefits in inte ...
This article focuses on key principles with several supporting mini-case studies, describing and illustrating the principles ...

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