Many business owners think that Outsourcing is just a way for their company to be able to expand their manpower. It would just allow them to augment their services and handle to a wider range of clientele. While this may be somewhat true, after all outsourcing really does help in that, it actually provides you with something that is not as tangible but equally important to your business.
What I am talking about is that outsourcing helps you reduce the risks that you take as well as focus on the important aspects of your business. As you may know, these two are very important for running a business successfully.
Outsourcing and Risk reduction:
For a normal company, if a key employee leaves or would decide to take a vacation, then your business would immediately be crippled. While some people may be able to fill in, the level of work, especially on the deliverables, would not be as good as before. This is because they would already be doing their primary work, aside from chipping in to the tasks that were left behind by your key employee.
However, when you outsource, the outsourcing partner would usually have people who can readily replace those who leave. This is because they already have a pool of employees that are trained, and willing to take over the job.
Outsourcing and Focusing:
When your employees are asked to be very flexible and versatile, you run the risk of burning them out or making them perform jobs that they are not really good at. This could lead to plenty of unaccomplished tasks, especially those that are not crucial but are still necessary for the business to succeed (data entry and encoding, reviewing transactions, etc.).
When you outsource, you would be able to find people to do these task for you, and your employees can focus on your company’s core tasks.