Skip to 0 minutes and 16 secondsDOUGLAS MACBETH: Welcome to week three. We've covered a lot of territory so far, but this week we're beginning to think about what you can do differently and about the future of this area which, as we've indicated, is increasingly important.

Skip to 0 minutes and 33 secondsTIM CUMMINS: And it's great. So many of you have stayed with us through these three weeks. So we've seen some tremendous insights and observations, haven't we?

Skip to 0 minutes and 41 secondsDOUGLAS MACBETH: Absolutely.

Skip to 0 minutes and 42 secondsTIM CUMMINS: I think we've got a lot of budding experts out there.

Skip to 0 minutes and 45 secondsDOUGLAS MACBETH: And, of course, we want you to use that expertise in the future because part of what we'll do this week is discuss the issue about judgement, about innovation, and about intelligent challenge to assumptions. Because the more that we do that, the more likely it is that we get the kinds of results and outcomes that we've been hoping for.

Skip to 1 minute and 8 secondsTIM CUMMINS: And I think we're going to summarise at the end, of course, some of those attributes of success, aren't we?

Skip to 1 minute and 14 secondsDOUGLAS MACBETH: Absolutely.

Skip to 1 minute and 14 secondsTIM CUMMINS: We're going to be talking about what is it that we need to do if we actually want to get positive outcomes, good returns, both financially and from a personal satisfaction perspective.

Skip to 1 minute and 27 secondsDOUGLAS MACBETH: And we're looking forward to a live panel discussion, looking at some really leading-edge thinking about future of contracting from a mixture of experts and innovators to industry reactions as well. And finally, we'll be seeing how this activity of contract management is being seen inside the UK civil service and how fundamentally career paths might be changing as a result of greater expertise in this area.

Skip to 2 minutes and 1 secondTIM CUMMINS: And you know, Douglas, I get excited about this future bit. And we've talked a lot in the last couple of weeks, I think, about some of the transformations that our digital world is bringing to us the way that network technologies have transformed who we trade with, how we trade, what we trade about. And we're, I think, just at the beginning of that revolutionary period. I think everybody is sort of saying, well, internet is old hat now, so what are we going to see next? But I think we're actually just poised at the beginning of the true revolution.

Skip to 2 minutes and 36 secondsAnd as an example of that, I know one of the things we're going to touch on is the way that contracts, those boring, dry agreements, we're beginning to talk about moving them into the virtual world. Yeah, I know that's going to be what you love.

Skip to 2 minutes and 51 secondsDOUGLAS MACBETH: Much to look forward to.

Welcome to week 3

In this video, Douglas and Tim welcome you to week 3.

This week’s theme is Innovation and Change and we’ll be looking at coping with the unexpected, taking advantage of new opportunities and avoiding barriers to change.

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Contract Management: Building Relationships in Business

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