Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Questions to ask before outsourcing

What to Outsource
Here are some questions to ask yourself when trying to identify functions and activities to outsource:
  • Is the activity central to generating profits or creating competitive advantage?
  • Is the job a routine task that could be easily communicated to someone else?
  • Does the task wastes valuable time and energy?
  • Is the function temporary, or does it recurs in cycles?
  • Does the activity drains resources that could be better used elsewhere?
  • Is the skill required for the job so specialized that it costs more to train someone in-house to do it?
  • Is it something nobody wants to do?
Will it be less expensive to have someone else do it?

1 comment:

  1. New resource on the subject: Outsourcing Through Rentacoder explains the proper way to outsource online before making mistakes via trial and error.