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Transformational change – how can YOU make it happen?

Charlotte Sutton
Charlotte Sutton,
PROACTIS
You are probably not the CEO of your organisation. 
 
Your job is to help your organisation BETTER MANAGE SPEND – that’s clear.
 
And you KNOW the organisation can do better – that’s clear, too.
So what’s holding you back? 
 
What are the truly valuable ACTIONS you should be taking to drive transformational change that has real bottom line impact? 
 
Just as importantly – how do you motivate your organisation to WANT you to take those actions?
 
The answers to both questions are clear as well…Step back.  Look at the world through the eyes of your executive team. What are the external changes driving the need for fundamental internal change? What are your organisation’s strategic goals and initiatives? Who are the people working hardest to make those changes happen at the top?
 
Then think about it. How can YOU help through improved spend control? 
 
What can you do within YOUR scope of influence to reduce cost? Improve customer satisfaction? Increase efficiencies? Drive down risk? Ensure compliance? Enable growth? In any way support your organisation’s strategic goals?
 
To be the person who makes a difference in your organisation requires that you ‘connect the dots’ between 1) what’s driving the need for change, 2) your organisation’s strategy for change, and 3) the tools YOU have to enact change. 
 
Yes – the actions you take directly will involve using tools like those from PROACTIS.  They will involve better ways of handling purchase requests, invoices, supplier information, contracts, catalogues and the like. But all of those actions can, in fact, be clearly linked to your organisation’s strategic goals and the transformational changes that are needed to realise them. You just need to…
 
Understand the linkages.  Help others understand the linkages.  Make the linkages happen. 
 
Spend control is important in its own right. But even more importantly, it’s a means to an end.  Understand your organisation’s real needs and use your ability to improve spend control to help meet those needs. That’s how YOU can drive transformational change that has a real impact.   
 
The Spend Control Summit 2016
 
Have you registered for The Spend Control Summit 2016
  • Date: 09, June 2016
  • Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, UK
  • Cost: Free to attend
“With the overarching theme of “Transformational Change – Linking Spend Control Actions to Strategic Enterprise Initiatives”, The Spend Control Summit is a premier industry event that will bring together nearly 300 senior finance and procurement executives to help stimulate new ideas,” said Simon Dadswell, Global Marketing Director, of PROACTIS.
 
“This is one day where executives can immerse themselves in the subject of spend control, and focus on ‘connecting the dots’ between their organisation’s change drivers, strategic goals, operational initiatives and the things they can do within the realm of spend control to really make a difference.”
 
For the full agenda, click here.
 
 
 
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