According to some school of thoughts, outsourcing and remote working are inevitable. Although the workplace telecommuting program for IBM has come to an end, remote working and outsourcing are inevitable as revealed by policies and latest trends.
Well, the inevitable label attached to outsourcing didn’t start today. This has been a long-standing label given by numerous companies and businesses that instantly spotted and experienced the unparallel benefits of outsourcing from the onset. These benefits include reduced business expenses, the delegation of the time-consuming task, access to a large pool of talents affordably and much more.
However, with the recent developments in global policies, there’s further proof that outsourcing, as well as remote working, have come to stay as meaningful business models.
A Rising Global Trend is Fueling Support for the Concerns of Everyday People
Here’s an example; in part, Donald Trump’s campaign was built around “bringing our jobs back” – pointing to outsourcing and offshoring trends, as well as globalization. But, immediately after his election, Trump’s proposed cabinet featured billionaire and multi-millionaire individuals who are advocates and practitioners of the policies Trump was clamoring for in the course of his presidential campaign.
Subsequently, with the look of things, it doesn’t matter the direction that the democratic system is driving towards, outsourcing (including offshoring) and remote working will remain inevitable. Simply put, they have come to stay.
Let’s look at some of the factors fueling the inevitability of outsourcing, whether it is offshore or onshore outsourcing.
In time past, companies who basically wanted to reduce production costs leveraged outsourcing as their solution. The trend spilled over to this day; today’s companies and businesses align with outsourcing vendors to contract out single service operations that require assets and resources that are not at the core of the company.
That’s not all, companies today are increasingly outsourcing all manner of business operations and functions so that they can take advantage of the skill sets and knowledge of wide range of experts and gain the more competitive advantage. And of course, the company retains strategic control while allowing the outsourcing partner to cater for the outsourced tasks or operations.
Besides, outsourcing processes aid companies in identifying international markets as business growth opportunities. Obviously, outsourcing is a tool used by organizations and businesses to generate more wealth; but it is important to show that in this process, outsourcing is also the job creation engine. Additionally, it is a tool for empowering the emerging middle class, plus it possesses the ability to transform local economies positively.
The final verdict?
Outsourcing has come to stay, regardless of what policies that may seem to water it down. It’s difficult to stop companies and businesses from this highly effective business solution, except a better one is proffered to them.
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 to build & grow their business with revolutionary new theories and systems allowing them to design the business and personal lifestyle of their dreams.