Tips for managing outsourcing partners and virtual teams (cheat sheet)

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 11-Nov-2020 02:00:00

This blog has been republished in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many businesses to adopt a 'virtual team' approach to their workforce.

At JPAbusiness, we use our virtual team for roles such as marketing, legal and IT.

Of course, 'virtual teams’, ‘virtual resourcing’ and ‘contingent workforce’ are simply other ways of saying outsourcing. They’re modern terms, but their development is based on a very old business adage: do what you do well and rely on others for the rest.

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly outsourcing to drive efficiencies, but managing virtual teams also presents some challenges. In the following cheat sheet we've provided 7 tips for managing outsourcing partnerships and virtual teams. 

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Topics: infographic, cheat sheet, outsourcing, virtual team, staff management, project management

4 ways to minimise risk when outsourcing [infographic]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 20-Nov-2019 02:00:00

Many businesses – including my own – have a ‘virtual team’ of service providers who work in concert with our regular team of in-office staff members.

We have created the following infographic based on our experience and that of our clients who also have valuable outsourcing partnerships.

Use these tips to help you enjoy the benefits of outsourcing, while avoiding some of the hazards.  

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Topics: Staff, infographic, outsourcing, risk management

Staff flexibility versus business stability – how to achieve both

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 05-Jun-2019 02:00:00

Today’s employees operate in an increasingly complex environment in which technological change and connectedness have brought family and personal priorities into the workplace, and work into the home environment.

Advances in mobile devices provide access to data, emails, texts, reports, notifications, payments and receipts in the field, and at home. No matter the location, information is instantaneous.

Unfortunately, these technological advances have created an expectation that people will be available 24/7, creating a work and life imbalance.

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Topics: outsourcing, staff management, staff wellbeing, managing employees, managing staff

7 tips for managing outsourcing partners and virtual teams (cheat sheet)

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 06-Feb-2019 02:00:00

At JPAbusiness, we use our virtual team for roles such as marketing, legal and IT.

Of course, 'virtual teams’, ‘virtual resourcing’ and ‘contingent workforce’ are simply other ways of saying outsourcingThey’re modern terms, but their development is based on a very old business adage: do what you do well and rely on others for the rest.

Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly outsourcing to drive efficiencies, but managing virtual teams also presents some challenges. In the following cheat sheet we've provided 7 tips for managing outsourcing partnerships and virtual teams. 

Continue reading...

Topics: cheat sheet, outsourcing, virtual team, staff management

Tips for successful outsourcing [cheat sheet]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 14-Mar-2018 02:00:00

Outsourcing is hardly a new phenomenon in business, but globalisation and technological advances have made it a much more common one.

Many small to medium-sized enterprises – including my own – have a ‘virtual team’ of service providers who work in concert with the regular team of in-office staff members.

We have created the following cheat sheet based on our experience and that of our clients who also have valuable outsourcing partnerships.

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Topics: cheat sheet, outsourcing, staff management, risk management

FREE template: JPAbusiness Outsourcing Checklist

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 05-Jul-2017 05:51:00

Improved communications and the global economy mean businesses are increasingly using outsourcing parties to drive efficiencies.

Contractors, part-time and casual staff, consultants and advisers, are now common among SMEs and larger businesses alike.

We’ve created the JPAbusiness Outsourcing Checklist to help you as a business owner or senior manager decide where and when you can use outsourcing, or virtual resourcing.

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Topics: Template, outsourcing, virtual team, staff management, Checklist

Do I need a business broker to sell my business? [video]

Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 15-Feb-2017 07:38:35

Do you need a business broker to sell your business?

That’s the question we’re asking in this video and the answer is ‘yes’ and ‘no’, depending on how much of the sale you wish to manage in-house, and how much you wish to outsource.

There are examples of owners who have successfully sold their own businesses, but we find the most efficient way to sell is to have an experienced business broker, with expertise in your industry, working alongside you.

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Topics: Selling your business, Video, outsourcing, selling a business, business broker, business sale

 
Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 
 
 

 

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