5 Practical Tips on How Not to Do Outsourcing

5 Practical Tips on How Not to Do Outsourcing

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Daven Michaels

New York Times Bestselling Author, 30-year business veteran, and Executive Chairman of CurrentC Group.

You’ve probably mastered the A to Z of how to do outsourcing. Have you considered how important it is to also learn how not to do outsourcing? This post will show you the pitfalls to avoid in order to attain success with outsourcing.

1: Don’t Outsource without First Analyzing

One of the ways not to do outsourcing is to skip analyzing your unique business need and jumping straight-on to hire outsourcing providers. In essence, before you rush off to outsource, you should first determine what areas of your company or businesses needs outsourcing and why.

2: Don’t Outsource without Setting Goal

You definitely need something tangible you can measure an outsourced project with, don’t you? In essence, what goal do you have in mind when you considered outsourcing? Such goal could be to minimize the number of hours you’re spending on non-core tasks.

So, if you want to find out whether or not you’re spending less hours on non-core tasks after outsourcing most of them, you should make the goal clear and determine the number of hours you’re currently spending on the tasks in question prior to outsourcing them.

3: Don’t Just outsource Because It’s the In-thing

It’s also important not to outsource because others are doing it. As mentioned earlier, you have to sit back and analyze your company or business’ need, and be sure outsourcing is ripe and right before implementing it. There must be something you’re tying outsourcing to; which could be to leverage external expertise affordably or achieve more efficient marketing. This is the best way to ensure outsourcing will be rewarding.

4: Don’t Hire a Quack

A quack may not necessarily be someone who is completely ignorant of what your outsourcing project requires. Hiring someone who only has little and not full knowledge of what your project entails is tantamount to hiring a quack.

So, one of the ways to ensure outsourcing rewards you significantly is to hire an outsourcing company that is specialized in the type of business tasks you wish to outsource. For instance, if you need legal service, hire an outsourcing company that specializes in rendering legal services.

5: Don’t Trade Value for Peanut

It is true that the whole essence of outsourcing is to save cost significantly. But, this shouldn’t be at the expense of real value and quality. Don’t stoop too low in terms of pricing or you will end up with too low quality — there are no two ways about it! You should settle for an outsourcing fee that won’t hurt your cost-saving target and at the same time won’t hurt quality outcome.

So, make sure you practice these tips on how not to do outsourcing.

Daven Michaels is a New York Times Best Selling Author and CEO of premiere global outsourcing company, 123Employee. The company employs hundreds of young bright individuals on three continents. His International event, Beyond Marketing Live! Inspires entrepreneurs build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.

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