In todays austere economy, you will have noticed that most organisation focus on getting a handle on their cost base. Clearly this is stating the obvious. Where do you think most organisations cut costs from?
In the new global world we all work in, we find ourselves working with colleagues half way across the world. Working with different cultures has become an all important skill to master for all of us. Have you worked with different cultures in organisations? What challenges with culture and motivation did you face?
Many organisations and businesses continue to look for more cost effective resourcing methods, with outsourcing being one of the most popular utilised. However, do you know how many organisations mis-manage outsourcers with extremely expensive results.
Have you noticed an increase in offshoring over the last 10 years? Clearly the biggest reason for this being the need to reduce costs, given the tight margins that most businesses currently operate under. Notwithstanding the fact that most businesses have a shareholder group to motivate too.
There is an English saying, adding fuel to the fire, which generally means provoking thought or exposing just how bad a problem is. In this post shows how I am adding ghee to the fire for outsourcing and offshoring.