I had the opportunity of addressing a room filled with owners of small, medium sized and large businesses and asked them this question “Are you taking advantage of outsourcing?” I could hear the crickets chirping as they all stared back at me.
A large number of organizations only choose to outsource because they want to lower the cost of production and other types of business expenses such as customer service and IT services.
The great thing about outsourcing is not only because it helps lower your business expenses; outsourcing offers a whole lot of other advantages to business owners. Yes, most business owners will embrace outsourcing tightly because it offers them the opportunity to lower overhead expenses of running their business. Outsourcing will also offer them the chance to cut down on the number of people who are virtually useless and are on the payroll (getting paid to do absolutely NOTHING!), taxes, utilities, insurance and so on.
Outsourcing will also offer you the opportunity to invest all the money that you have saved on overhead and other operational expenses into other areas of business that you have been dying to venture into.
Outsourcing also offers you the chance to take better control of your company. Because outsourcing will considerable lower the number your employees, you can now manage them more effectively. You will be able to make your staff more accountable to their actions in the company.
With outsourcing, you will be able to pay more attention to your core competencies and take your company to a whole new level. By simply taking other important but less nagging work activities out of the way, you will be able to plan effectively and sell your products and or services better – thus, increasing the efficiency of your company’s marketing capabilities.
Another benefit of outsourcing is having the choice of moving certain work tasks to an offshore service provider that is specialized in that area. This means that you can increase the quality of your service or products by simply finding a competent outsourcing partner that has exceptional expertise. You do not have to worry yourself about shelling out money to train new employees (who by the way will leave your company in a heartbeat when they get a better offer elsewhere) and set up new office space, amenities and so on.
You can now tell just how well you will benefit from outsourcing some of your company’s work activities to outsourcing professionals. The major aim of outsourcing is to ensure your business’ global competitiveness. Though, it may seem pretty absurd; lowering the number of in-house employees may actually make your company stronger.
So, lemme ask you now; are you taking advantage of outsourcing?
Daven Michaels is an award-winning outsourcer and author of the book, ‘Outsource This!’ Daven has been honored more than any other individual or outsourcing organization. You can get more information on outsourcing by visiting www.123Employee.com