Healthy Digital Culture: How to Collaborate and Move Your Initiatives Forward (Even When Working from Home)

Note: This broadcast is available on-demand in our Insights Center. These days, there are no chance interactions by the coffee pot. There are no informal meetings after the formal meeting. How then do we manage our priorities and drive our projects in a virtual environment? […]

Videoconferencing: Challenge Accepted

As organizations of all sizes have shifted to remote work, we’ve all been spending a lot more time videoconferencing these days. We at Vantage Partners decided it was time to get creative with it. […]

Topics & Trends: April 2020

April 2020 digest of Vantage's commentary on recent articles of interest. […]

Four Takeaways from "Navigating Turbulence by Sourcing Innovation"

My colleague Jonathan Hughes, one of the partners at Vantage Partners, was recently invited to share current (and ongoing) research and case studies on joint innovations with suppliers. In the webinar hosted by the Institute for Supply Management, Jon—who serves on ISM’s Thought Leadership Council—focused on insights and best practices directly relevant to challenges posed by COVID-19. More than 300 ISM members participated in the event; ISM members who missed the live session can access the recording in the On-Demand section on the ISM website.    […]

Five Tips for Leading Remote Teams

We’ve replaced commutes with walks through the house, meetings with video calls, and coworkers with family, roommates, and pets. As leaders of newly virtual teams, you may feel stuck, unable to lead your teams in a way that you did just a few weeks ago. Here are five tips to help you navigate this new normal. […]

Topics & Trends: March 2020

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How to Keep Focused on Your People: Engagement and Learning in the 'New Normal'

The evolving news regarding COVID-19 creates significant challenges for every business. We must act to protect the health of our employees, and we must safeguard the continuity of business operations through this extremely challenging and uncertain period. Even as we focus on complex operational issues like ensuring the viability of our supply chains and upgrading technology to support newly virtualized workflows, we need to put more focus than ever on our people and their well-being. The old dichotomy between “hard” business issues and “soft” people issues was never helpful. Now is the time to dispense with it altogether. […]

Topics & Trends: February 2020

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Three Can’t-Miss Vantage Sessions at 2020 ASAP Global Alliance Summit

Note: Due to health concerns, ASAP has made the difficult decision to postpone this event. We will update this post and the event page with new dates as soon as possible. Vantage executives will lead three sessions at the March 16-18, 2020 ASAP Global Alliance Summit. Vantage is a Platinum Sponsor of the event, held this year at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel in Tampa, Florida USA. Vantage session topics include: […]

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Influencing ‘Unreasonable People’: How to Break the Cycle of Dismissal

84% of people report they sometimes or often need to influence “unreasonable” counterparts within their companies, a multi-year Vantage study finds. At one out of every four companies, people predominantly rely on manipulation or coercion to get their way. How can we navigate a workplace where we need the cooperation and assistance of others who often seem disinclined to provide it? We need better ways to influence others—and a new way to think about what influence is. […]