Going through the traditional process of choosing the right organization to help you execute a key initiative is naturally very important. When you get closer to the final stages there is another factor in the selection process that you’ll need to assess – does the vendor’s style match your organization’s culture. You will want to know if there are any differences that will need to be addressed early on if you decide to go with them.
You should be very aware of your own corporate culture and how things get done where you work. I’m talking about the process of how successful initiatives are run. There are established procedures and expectations for being successful whether they are written down or not. It’s very important that you understand what those are. (more…)