Procurement is full of perceived difference and separation
Procurement is full of perceived difference and separation.
Procurement vs suppliers
Procurement vs finance
Procurement vs engineering
Procurement vs operations
Procurement vs marketing
Procurement vs fm
Procurement vs hr
Procurement vs the mavericks
Procurement the bad cop vs the good cop
Us vs them
The post that inspired this list was one on inclusion and diversity from Helen Amery (I’d highly recommend reading it).
Helen’s post started a thought process for me that was further fuelled by noticing other posts where there was a distinction being made between “us” and the “other”.
It’s that distinction I often pick up in the language of procurement - a language with an “other” we have to battle with in order to win the day.
These posts are inviting us to consider there is no separation we are all part of a whole and any outcome is only achieved by doing it together as an “us”.
Notice what you notice today about your separation with others, and perhaps even try for yourself a little more “us”ness. The mindsets of separation and unity will be explored on the forthcoming 5 day Procurement challenge starting on the 9th September. Join me and discover the obstacles hindering your progress.