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Sep 14 2007

Procurement


Michael Jordan writes about the "push" versus "pull" of procurement in the world of corporate real estate:

Yesterday some of my colleagues and I met with the head of corporate real estate of a very large, global corporation.  We were explaining how we assist groups like hers in adding a higher level of value for their company.  In some cases, this is a pull (the company execs are asking for more) and in some cases this is a push (execs don’t know what to ask for).  This organization was in the latter category.

Pushing for a higher value add position requires a different approach than answering the call.  You have to sell an opportunity.  In some ways this is even more difficult than scrambling to placate a frustrated c-suite.




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