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OUTSOURCING MISTAKES BUSINESSES SHOULD AVOID

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For someone who wants to try outsourcing for the first time or has already acquired the service of one, here are some mistakes you need to avoid. 

Not Having a Clear Plan or Objectives

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Just like in every new endeavor, going into a battle without any preparation would result in disaster. 

That is why, when starting a project, creating a plan, or making clear objectives are crucial. 

One, to ensure the company is on the right track, another is to ensure you have a baseline you can measure or look back on.

Another thing about having plans is it’s easier to relay what you want to happen to the outsourcing firm.

Moreover, it makes it easier for them to tailor or work toward the same goal that you wanted. 

Lastly, it is crucial that in creating a plan, it should be something achievable. 

Miscommunication 

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Not only in outsourcing but in businesses in general, miscommunication can be detrimental while working together. 

Effective communication can ensure efficiency, especially since companies need to work collaboratively. 

Concerning good communication, creating a transparent working environment is also crucial in establishing that. 

With transparency, it’s easier and faster to work on a solution in case there’s a problem with the project. 

Micromanaging

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Micromanaging when it comes to running a business is not useful for everyone involved in a project.

One, it affects a service provider’s productivity and strategy in working. 

Second, it hinders development not only for the outsourcing firm and its agents but also for the company who avail of the service. 

Lastly, it defeats the purpose of getting assistance in doing things to grow your company. 

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