The paper "Offshore Outsourcing" is a perfect example of a report on business. This report is written to provide information on offshore outsourcing and to discover what challenges await a small company that plans to get on it. By way of completing this report, practical suggestions are provided as to how the obstacles to offshoring may be surmounted. Facilitated by globalization and information and communication technology, offshoring, as it is known now, is relatively new. It was practically an offshoot of ever-evolving history of economics, which is essentially concerned about lessening the cost and maximizing the gains of doing business. When this business option – with its advantages and disadvantages – is taken, offshoring has a significant impact on the ways by which a business is managed.
It results in having a diverse workforce, which requires a kind of leadership fitting for the kind of situation that it gives rise to. It impacts, too, on the kind of decision-making style and process that the management follows and the system of human resource management that it implements. The planning and organizing functions of management are not spared either. Offshoring may be carrying with itself several challenges, but there are several measures that the management may undertake to get over these hurdles.
For now, what is certain is that offshoring is going to be here as a business option – open even for small organizations. Rethinking the way how the business organization is run, the management of small firm of fifty (50) persons seriously considers the option to have some key support functions of the business – such as the IT services, accounting, customer service and marketing – be offshored.
This report is preliminary to deeper consideration of offshoring as a business option. The objective(s) of the reportThis report specifically delves into the fundamentals of offshoring, but its main concern is on the difficulties that are faced with managing staff in another country. This is meant to inform the management of a small business organization as they consider taking offshore outsourcing as a business option. The layout of the reportThis report is made up of two main sections. The first section focuses on the practice of offshoring and brings to the surface the advantages and disadvantages that go with it.
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