Outsourcing has received a negative reputation over the past few decades as it has become associated with sending jobs overseas, especially during the U.S. recession. However, the practice doesn’t always mean less jobs for people in a company’s home country – using an outside accounting firm or attorney that is not an actual employee of your company are also examples of outsourcing.
In the article titled ‘Why Outsourcing is Best for Workplace Productivity‘, Thrive Global looks at how outsourcing is used to increase productivity of internal staff.
Outsourcing can help to increase productivity both directly and indirectly by allowing your employees to focus on what they do best. When employees are able to focus on their strengths, it leads to higher efficiency for the company and higher job satisfaction overall. Outsourcing tasks that are tedious and time consuming allows employees to focus on strategic initiatives that require tacit knowledge over implicit knowledge.
The perks of outsourcing also include the ability for a company to reduce risk and liabilities that lie within non-core tasks. Outsourcing companies generally have a ‘been there, done that’ approach as they are experts in the field.
Overall, outsourcing enables organizations to achieve business objectives, add value and mitigate risks by delegating tasks and freeing up time for internal employees. Understanding what functions are best kept in-house and which can be handled by an outsourcing firm are essential to success. The benefits associated with wise outsourcing can be plentiful when embraced properly.
At Process-Smart, we can help to tailor your experience so that we best fit the needs of your company. We will discuss current strengths and weaknesses and provide a package that will allow you to maximize your staff and daily tasks. Contact us today regarding a pilot program to capitalize on office productivity.