For procurement professionals and their non-procurement business stakeholders, the ability to communicate effectively is very likely to improve when they undertake training together
Training non-procurement people alongside their professional colleagues is the key success factor in working together, say consultants Efficio.
In its latest Viewpoint article Efficio says there is growing interest in providing training programmes to procurement professionals and "business stakeholders" at the same time.
If a stakeholder function is sponsoring a sourcing programme, its members need to be equally aware of the approach and the skills required to execute it, Efficio Principal Julian Catchick says in the Viewpoint, Working together: The benefits of cross-functional training.
Improved communication between functions – eliminating the so-called "silo mentality" – is usually a central objective in such programmes, he says.
He explains: "For procurement professionals and their non-procurement business stakeholders, the ability to communicate effectively is very likely to improve when they undertake training together.
"All functions can improve their performance by aligning with the organisation's overall objectives.
"Undertaking training and development with non-procurement colleagues can be an extremely effective way of helping achieve this."
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Working together: The benefits of cross-functional training can be downloaded from: http://www.efficioconsulting.com/_uploads/documents/view-poi...
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