He makes a good point (as usual), that some of the controls large organisations implement have a hidden, rarely considered cost.
One example given is the big co’s who do solvency checks on suppliers. Seems to make sense, except perhaps that discourages or prevents the best suppliers from even bidding for work.
I have walked away from potential work because the (potential) client makes the procurement process too burdensome. If I was short of work I might have sucked it up, but actually if there is enough work from reasonable customers, why bother with restrictive NDA’s, or submitting tonnes of insurance certificates, or providing bank statements or any other back covering bullshit?
Same with the government, they won’t even consider Codematic as its too small. Likewise many big Co’s want to use an agency to protect themselves from employment law obligations. Even though the cost of using the agency is worse than the worst worse case scenario of getting a ‘deemed employment’ judgement.
Have you seen this hidden cost in operation?
Have you walked away from work or projects because of them?