Procrastination usually originates from three main factors: lack of interest in a certain task, lack of time to allocate to a certain task or the lack of proper training or skill required in order to perform a certain task. All of these triggers can be solved through outsourcing, which serves as a great solution to procrastination, for both individuals and small businesses. A Japanese technique “Kaizen” is a lean manufacturing tool that improves quality, productivity, safety, and workplace culture: itContinue reading… Why you have become a master procrastinator at work.
A comprehensive brief is a foundational pillar of kicking off just any task, let alone one you’ve chosen to outsource. And while not all briefs are created equal, drafting yours may not always go as seamlessly as expected, notably when tackling a multifaceted project. To communicate your idea accurately and avoid being misunderstood, make sure to pen your brief according to the following measures. Outline the scope of your request. The rationale is pretty simple: you won’t be able toContinue reading… Drafting a Proper Project Brief for a Better Outsourcing Experience
Outsourcing, a globally acknowledged concept, is known as a cost effective and time-saving technique. The biggest companies around the world have been outsourcing their manufacturing projects, administrative tasks, customer support, design and the list goes on. Businesses in the Middle-East, on the other hand, are finally (yet very slowly) starting to adopt it. Nevertheless, people in the region still have a lot of misconceptions around outsourcing. And here is what are the most common ones: “How can I guarantee thatContinue reading… 3 Misconceptions That Are Keeping You From Outsourcing.
With around $80 Billion in revenue, the global outsourcing industry is booming and is providing companies or businesses a great tool to keep moving forward. However, Outsourcing is not just the act of delegating tasks to people. It needs serious planning and implementation if you ever want to do it right and avoid wasting your money and time! And even when you’ve had a good plan, you might face many obstacles along the way. Below are the 4 most common challengesContinue reading… Outsourcing in the Middle East: 4 Common Challenges & Solutions
Successful managers and business owners are well aware that they should not be doing everything by themselves. Smart and effective managers understand the uses of outsourcing, know what to outsource and when. If you’ve never heard about outsourcing, or can’t figure out how to find reliable service providers, we have what you need! Want to keep this for later?? Download your “Ultimate Outsourcing Cheat Sheet” HERE!
After reading the last couple of articles I’m pretty sure that you have a clear understanding of the basics of outsourcing – why to outsource and what– now it’s time to get down to business. Stop paying more for less and start outsourcing! A well-thought strategy can provide your company with a handful of benefits related to cost reduction and improved operations. So whether you are outsourcing for the first time or looking for a better way to manage yourContinue reading… Beginner’s Guide To Outsourcing [Part 3]: The 6 Step Process
Outsourcing is an effective way to reduce cost and have access to real talents around you. However, I believe that it goes beyond that; it’s a tool that helps you get you organized and put more effort into the tasks that actually need your attention. Think about it, many projects have specific requirements and demand certain skills, why stress when you can get your work done by experts? To get more insights on the benefits and nature of outsourcing, youContinue reading… Beginner’s Guide To Outsourcing [Part 2]: 40+ Tasks to Outsource
In other terms, outsourcing is the concept of having some job functions done outside a company instead of in-house employees. Those tasks or projects can be outsourced to specialized companies or freelance individuals. In the last decade, companies from all over the world have adopted outsourcing and have integrated it into their business processes. In fact, the global outsourcing industry has generated around 88 billion U.S. dollars in revenue. Unfortunately, in the Middles East, companies are still reluctant to it:Continue reading… Beginner’s Guide To Outsourcing [Part 1]: Who & Why?
Many people in the Middle-East and the GCC are not familiar with outsourcing, and don’t trust it enough to try it. While others have become resistant to it due to some experience with bad quality or delay. However, it is not always the case if you actually know how to outsource and what to expect. In this context, I’m launching a series of blog posts – entitled – Beginner’s Guide to Outsourcing: a cycle of articles that will cover allContinue reading… Beginner’s Guide To Outsourcing [Intro]
Outsourcing, a practice used by many international companies (Such as Apple, Coca-Cola…) to reduce cost by delegating parts of the work or projects to outside talents. When used properly, outsourcing is a very effective strategy. In fact, companies of all sizes can benefit from the experienced professionals who offer their services to those seeking support. Unfortunately, the Arab region is still new to the concept of hiring freelancers. Many companies, regardless of their need, are very resistant to it dueContinue reading… Why Businesses In The Region are Failing At Outsourcing