Robert Kurzban: why everyone else is a hypocrite… Article by Kate Vitasek published 7 February 2017 in Outsource Magazine. Robert Kurzban, Ph.D., an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in the Psychology Department, is a proponent of evolutionary psychology as a key to understanding human behaviour in all of its complexity… Here is the […]
At the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management (IACCM) conference last week a speaker mentioned that the contracting community needs to rethink standard contract Terms and Conditions—or Ts and Cs. He challenged the group think about “squaring” them to include Trust and Collaboration, as in T2 and C2. Why? Because contracting remains stuck in the […]
Five Steps for a Collaborative 3PL Relationship Article by Kate Vitasek in the Spring 2016 edition of 3PL Americas Magazine. ACHIEVING A COLLABORATIVE 3PL/supplier relationship is more than a “feel-good,” “nice-to-have” buzzword that people use when talking about the supply chain; it is a necessity… Here’s the link (note the article begins on page 43): http://bit.ly/1SPfmm3
It’s time to bury that old excuse for bad or questionable behavior in business – you know, the one where the executive “kindly” remarks after stepping all over someone, “It’s not personal, it’s just business.” At the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) conference this week I was sitting in on a session on negotiation […]
Trust fosters credibility and an environment of communication and integrity.
It’s that time of year again. Last year on this date I wrote about Halloween and the scary art of negotiation and how All Hallow’s Eve has some interesting—and often scary correlations to the way we negotiate. Unfortunately the points I made then still apply, although I like to think things are getting better, especially […]
How to Negotiate a Collaborative Outsourcing Deal Interview with Kate Vitasek, published online by CIO on 25 April 2014. You say you want more from your IT outsourcing service provider, yet you fall back on the same old negotiating tactics. To find out how to develop a more collaborative relationship with service providers, CIO.com talked […]
Get Supplier Relationships Right, Then Maintain Them Article by Kate Vitasek, published on Feb 25, 2014 Analyst Insight: If the wheels on your vehicle are out of alignment, you’re in for a rough and inefficient ride. The same holds true for businesses. Alignment, especially in strategic relationships, gets businesses beyond the initial “yes” that sets […]