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Managing Without Walls: Maximize Success with Virtual, Global, and Cross-Cultural Teams by Kevin Wegryn, Colleen Garton

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The Decision to Outsource

Many companies are making the decision to outsource both core and non-core activities. Some of this work is outsourced to companies in the same country or region, and some of it is outsourced abroad. Outsourcing overseas is generally referred to as offshore outsourcing or offshoring. Outsourcing domestically is often referred to as insourcing or farmshoring. The specific business reason for outsourcing goods or services might vary, but it is almost always based on the need for cheaper, faster, or more efficient goods and services.

When evaluating the available outsourcing options, there are some important elements to consider before making a final decision:

  • Why do you want to outsource?— There are many reasons why companies ...

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