liquid space mobile procurementBased on joint research and production from Vroozi and Spend Matters, we bring you our Declaration of the New Purchasing: A Buying Manifesto.  While the Manifesto can be seen on SpendMatters.com, we’ll continue to explore the themes on Vroozi’s blog.

Does your day revolve around the technology at your disposal?  Does technology dictate how you go about your day?  Over the next few weeks, we’ll explore these themes in our everyday technology series, New Purchasing: The Intersection of Personal & Enterprise Technology.

“We’ve grown much more dependent on technology than we are aware of – or willing to admit,” Vroozi explains in the discussion of our joint research with Spend Matters.  “We consume much of our news not from a newspaper or television, but from the internet or social media on our computers or mobile devices.”

The technology we interact with in our personal lives is not only reshaping our lives away from work, it’s reshaping our modern business approaches.  This is the basis of the Article 1 of the Declaration:

The Technology we will adopt in our personal lives will be a reflection and extension of ourselves and will migrate to our work, even if it is not supported and embraced by employers.

When you travel to a new city for work, do you procure a driver through a “ride-share” app like Uber?  Do you procure temporary office space through an app like LiquidSpace?

Modern workers are constantly on the move.  Your office is no longer confined to where your company’s headquarters are.  You may be working on a mobile device at home, in the car, on a train, at a restaurant, on a plane…

When you touch down in a new city – for a business trip or a personal vacation – the first thing you’re likely to do is find a ride from the terminal to your accommodations.  From Uber to Lyft to Sidecar, there are plenty of apps for that.

So, what if it is a business trip?  With LiquidSpace, you can request to rent temporary office space from your mobile device in much the same way that you would request a ride.  This is a perfect example of the technology we’ve adopted in our personal lives being reflected and extended into our work lives.  Once again, from Article 1 of the Declaration:

Technology has taken over how we live in ways that we could have never imagined even a decade ago. Our technology now “leads our lives” rather than our lives relying on technology. We consume social, sharing and mobile capabilities in ways that bring us closer to peers, coworkers and even strangers (e.g., Uber) to create new connections and paths. It is a natural path for this technology to follow us to work, which will change how we get our jobs done – even if is not officially supported or delivered by our employers.

Procuring goods and services via your smartphone is already the norm in personal life – even if you’re just now realizing as much.  Why shouldn’t it also translate to your business purchasing?