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5 Ways to Make Outsourcing Work [Infographic]

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If outsourcing is a commercially viable option for you and you’ve made that leap, you still need to put some effort into making sure that the partnership is a positive experience both for your and your outsourcing partner.

The infographic below shows five focus areas for making sure your outsourcing relationship is a positive as possible.

outsourcing infographic

The 5 areas are:

  1. Make sure outsourcing is the right choice
  2. Choose your partners carefully
  3. Negotiate the right payment terms
  4. Manage the relationship
  5. Know when to break it off.
Posted on: December 16, 2020 08:00 AM | Permalink

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Very interesting., thanks for sharing.

Great and concise ideas for outsourcing!!!

Thanks for sharing

Hi Elizabeth,
This is the toughest of all as per our present experience .....#5 Know when to break it off.



Thank you for sharing. I would take it as a cheat-sheet to support my sub-contract review. I am glad to read a special focus on payments: sometimes set as a lower priority which gives an exposure to the execution.

Thanks for sharing.
Challeging to link the contract to the business benefits.

Good presentation.

Thank you for sharing, my 2 cents here:

Choose your partners carefully: It is really critical that we share ethics and some of the values. Some score cards don't include that, however I'm always challenging the status quo to add that.
Example - Will you outsource some organization that doesn't promote diversity? Sustainability? ...

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