Tie or no tie?

5 October 2007

Forget the conflict between sustainable procurement and cost savings.

Forget the introspection about procurement’s role in the wider organisation.

There’s only one debate that should be occupying the minds of buyers at the moment.

Tie or no tie?

Possibly inspired by David Cameron or former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, many delegates have now abandoned the tie when attending purchasing conferences, leaving the rest of us feeling a touch overdressed for the occasion.

Perhaps it is a status symbol? It seems the higher up the profession you get, the fewer ties there are. So are ties still necessary when attending conferences, or should they be hung up for good?

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