This is the third post in our 3 part series on outsourcing.
When it comes to outsourcing, it’s not quite as simple as just ticking off tasks on your To Do list. It needs to be a strategic move that will help you or your company move forward.
Of course, you needn’t be overwhelmed when thinking about delegating - it doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking. Though it should be an option that you have prepared for by considering how you will benefit and what your contractors will bring to the table. Carving out more time for yourself is a matter of planning ahead and putting systems in place.
If you are not sure whether you are ready to outsource, first consider these questions:
- How busy are you?If you are constantly chasing your tail, it is likely that you are overworked and underproductive.
- What is the end goal?Factor in how you will benefit from the spare time you will gain, and stick to the plan.
- Can you let go?Ensure that you are ready to receive help, and that you can place your trust in someone else.
Once you are ready to outsource, you will find that handing over tasks that allow you to focus more time on what really matters to you, will let you do so with renewed energy and clarity.
However, it is important to mark out from the start the outcomes you expect to see. Prioritising and outsourcing a job is one thing, but knowing the best way to use your newfound gift of time is another.
It is no use creating more time for yourself if you’re not going to use it how you originally intend to. Invest energy in planning strategies by calculating what you aim to accomplish when setting out on the path to outsourcing.
By thinking and planning ahead, you will quickly start to see the outsourcing results you are after.
That’s it for our 3 part series on outsourcing. We’d love to know what your thoughts are on outsourcing, and whether it is something that you would consider doing. Leave a comment below.