“Outcome-based” has become a buzzword for business leaders. Jennifer Robison, senior editor for Gallup, summarized why in a recent article. The findings are similar to my work at the University of Tennessee in that managers who focus on outcomes have positive results for the business and its employees. But here is the punchline. Making the shift to an […]
Article by Kate Vitasek in SupplyChainBrain The ‘Vested’ Approach: A Better Way to Outsource “COVID-19 exposed and exacerbated supply chain challenges. The pressures on supply chains remain enormous, leaving many supply chain professionals with a key question: Is there a better way to work with suppliers, including critical outsourcing partners such manufacturers and third-party logisticsproviders?” […]
When seeking to build reliable, long-lasting and mutually-beneficial business partnerships, transparency isn’t just a good idea: It’s key.
Article published by Kate Vitasek on 30 January 2020. Title:: Pennsylvania Should Look To MnDOT’s Success With I-35 Bridge Replacement As A Model URL: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katevitasek/2022/01/30/pennsylvania-should-look-to-mndots-success-with-i-35-bridge-replacement-as-a-model/?sh=1503ee32576f
In 2016 the Belgium Telco provider Telenet began what it thought would be a six-month strategic review of the changing landscape of commoditization and digitization in the industry and how that impacted Telenet operations. The review also assessed the company’s core competencies to determine areas to consider for more strategic outsourcing. Telenet realized the benefits […]
A hallmark of a Vested agreement is that it is a formal relational contract. This means putting the relationship first and co-creating a formal Shared Vision that codifies the Guiding Principles for the partnership. In other words, a shared vision is the relationship’s destination, and the jointly negotiated Guiding Principles is the GPS. You need […]
As we leave what amounts to the second year of the Covid-19 pandemic, is it safe to even say “post-pandemic”? I suggest a better title would be “Living with a Pandemic Era New Normal”.
Playing chicken need not be aggressively competitive or even the best way to have productive chickens or a workplace. A better approach is to engender cooperation and contentment to breed the most productive hens. Professor William M. Muir, the evolutionary biologist at Purdue University, has focused his research on group behavior and measuring productivity. In […]
Interview with Kate Vitasek by World Class Performer published 12 April 2021. Here’s the link: https://worldclassperformer.com/short-life-lessons-from-kate-vitasek/
Video/Podcast with EP Business in Hospitality on 6 April 2021 Link: https://www.epinsights.co.uk/ep-videos/uncut-and-in-conversation-with-kate-vitasek-a-founding-force-for-vested/