Outsourcing is a key component of modern business, and it hasn’t relented in recent years, despite political pressure to keep business in-house. Consultants and multinational skills provider Deloitte have reported on the increasing rate of outsourcing – or out-tasking – by firms internationally, who are seeking to protect revenues by removing core functions from their everyday work
That policy of removing core functions helps to free up time for three of a business’ most important facets – managing the employee experience, innovation, and growth. Making time for these factors, and keeping the amount of downtime demanded to a minimum, can be achieved through outsourcing.
Motivation and collaboration
Employee experience is the most recent term for employee engagement, and it’s crucial in the current remote working world. Despite raised productivity, the average employee has expressed lower levels of engagement with their company, according to a Forbes report. A lot of this is caused by the inefficiency of everyday functions, like payroll and HR, that drag down the amount of time that remote working employees have to focus on their work and producing for the company.
Stripping away the bureaucracy and focusing on productive communication will help to engage your employees, and also ensure that you’re making the most out of their time. Taking away time lost to executive functions that add little but cost to your operation is something easily accomplished through outsourcing, and will aid innovation.
Companies that innovate stay ahead, and especially so in the modern business world. Innovation has been rapidly changed by remote working, according to Entrepreneur, and businesses that can navigate their core functions in an agile way will stand to benefit the most.
How does this work? A business function that is no longer new, and can be managed by a third party or through automation, can be developed in real-time without having to give overtime to the process of active management. It takes the time needed to keep things ticking over and puts it back into the hands of your company’s thinkers. This, ultimately, will drive growth.
2020-21 saw a shrink for many companies, but with the economy opening once again, it’s time for startups to look outwards.
Growth cannot come without time and effort put into it, and with functions like HR, productivity management, cybersecurity, and systems outsourced, that means that business leaders and executives can put all of their spare time into working on growth.
That can mean high-value areas like marketing, research, and development. Outsourcing enables your business to step up to the next level. The startup world is highly competitive; staying ahead of the competition is a case of being efficient, being ready to out-maneuver opponents, and being technologically innovative.
Growth can only be managed that way, and this means having an open mind to previously new business functions being taken to third parties. Outsourcing alleviates time constraints, an absolutely crucial resource in any startup, and for that reason in invaluable.