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Secure signatures: the alternatives

We spend many hours worrying about the integrity and enforceability of our contracts and agreements. This leads almost 60% of organizations to still operate with physical signatures and physical mailing, with just 18% regularly using e-signatures. 356 more words

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Why aren't there more here?

Last week, just over 100 delegates assembled for IACCM’s Australia conference, hosted by National Australia Bank in Melbourne. The most common question I had from participants was “This is so valuable – why aren’t more people here?” 250 more words

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Becoming a contracts professional

The comments on ‘The Role of a Contract Manager’ continue to grow and recently Ben Edwards made the following observation:

What I’d like to see more of if the professional recognition and development of Contractor side Contract Managers who receive little or no focus. 255 more words

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Change does not have to be complicated

Sometimes it can be so simple to achieve change.

Last week, I was talking with John, an IACCM member, about contract drafting and its impact on business results. 183 more words

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The right to protest ... but at what cost?

The quality and integrity of procurement is a big subject for many organizations right now. They are struggling to strike a balance between a rigid, savings-focused process, versus the need to have managers who use discretion and make good judgments. 379 more words

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Did Procurement institutionalize the wrong things?

Purchasing was a largely administrative discipline that ensured orders were placed and goods were received. In the last 30 years, it has changed its name, matured, specialized and become inextricably linked with the concept of ‘savings’. 286 more words

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Legal work beats being a fast-food cook

When it comes to job meaning, satisfaction and stress, it seems there are many better choices than working as a lawyer or contracts professional. In fact, mail clerks feel as good about the value they deliver and there are some 300 job groups that yield greater satisfaction. 388 more words

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