Commitment Matters

If you are a professional in Contract & Commercial Management, committed to achieving the best possible outcomes from negotiations with all your trading relationships, then ‘Commitment Matters’ is the perfect source of regular articles and posts dedicated to helping you achieve that goal.

Recruitment & Jobs: Where Next?

Posted by Tim Cummins, President of IACCM, Professor, Leeds University School of Law; Chair, International Commercial & Contract Management

Jul 13, 2020 8:17:03 AM

“The success of remote working has opened up previously unavailable talent pools, with 64% of hiring managers now more willing to consider remote workers.”

This finding, from a survey conducted by Cielo, represents both good and bad news for job candidates. Good, because it suggests greater opportunities to find work outside traditional limits of geography or personal circumstances. Bad, because it also indicates greater competition for whatever jobs are available. And in the post-COVID era, as business struggles to recover, the level of unemployment is set to rise and the volume of opening to fall.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, IACCM, organizaton, JobOpportunitiesOnlineInterviewing

Communicate & Collaborate: Now More Than Ever

Posted by Tim Cummins, President of IACCM, Professor, Leeds University School of Law; Chair, International Commercial & Contract Management

Jun 29, 2020 10:43:45 AM

The speed and intensity of COVID-19 rapidly exposed weaknesses in communication and the consequences of poor collaboration.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, technology, IACCM, organizaton, Online Communication and Collaboration

Would you rather be a gearbox or a cog?

Posted by Tim Cummins, President of IACCM, Professor, Leeds University School of Law; Chair, International Commercial & Contract Management

Jun 16, 2020 5:28:38 AM

It often takes a crisis to better understand the value of things or people that were previously seen as minor or peripheral.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, technology, IACCM, organizaton, contract automation, supply chain, gearbox

Commerce re-imagined

Posted by Tim Cummins, President of IACCM, Professor, Leeds University School of Law; Chair, International Commercial & Contract Management

May 13, 2020 11:27:41 AM

"Disbelief and denial, a sense that this is just temporary and things will soon return to the way they were, aren’t the ideal responses to change. Agility and adaptability are."

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Topics: contract /commercial management, IACCM, organizaton, Change

Adding value through contract management

Posted by Tim Cummins, President of IACCM, Professor, Leeds University School of Law; Chair, International Commercial & Contract Management

Dec 6, 2019 3:55:19 AM

For 20 years, IACCM has been at the forefront in identifying and quantifying the impact of good contract management on business results. Value is achieved in several ways - for example, reducing contract value erosion, supporting contract growth, contributing to reputation and ensuring ethical practices.
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Topics: contract /commercial management, contract management, IACCM, organizaton, contract value, IACCM Research Forum

Getting to grips with complexity

Posted by Tim Cummins, President of IACCM, Professor, Leeds University School of Law; Chair, International Commercial & Contract Management

Jul 16, 2019 2:45:18 PM

“An organisational tendency to cultivate complexity.”
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Topics: contract /commercial management, procurement, communication, legal & regulatory, IACCM, simplification, organizaton, complexity

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Tim Cummins

In his role as President of IACCM, Tim works with leading corporations, public and academic bodies, supporting executive awareness and understanding of the role that procurement, contracting and relationship management increasingly play in 21st century business performance and public policy.
 

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