Question by  YourREbroker (18)

What are the advantages/disadvantages of outsourcing?

I run a small company and need information to help make a decision.


Answer by  janeplowmanwindstreamnet (292)

About the only advantage of outsourcing is cheaper labor cost. But a major disadvantage of outsourcing is quality control. Most of the time the product may not be up to your specifications. When you are not there to oversee production, things go wrong.


Answer by  my2cents (264)

When you outsource you lose control of the process. For service businesses this means you have the option of firing the company, not shaping the service. Quality can suffer immensely.


Answer by  Kattie (598)

Outsourcing your work can be far less expensive then paying a full time staff member. The quality of outsourced work vastly varies, however, so you may be paying less and get an inferior end product in return. You have better control of quality with full time staff members.


Answer by  turkinforalivin (1279)

The adavantage is that you get more work done in a shorter amount of time. The disadvantage is that you are not overseeing it personally so the quality sometimes suffers.


Answer by  Skullwing (746)

Outsourcing removes much of the administration of employees from your hands and places it in the hands of another firm. This includes management, work performance, payroll taxes, and other overhead. While this is usually less expensive than keeping an employee in-house, it makes it harder for you as the business owner to monitor and maintain the quality level of work.


Answer by  salvi (148)

There are many advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing.It is easier for worker to find jobs but it is difficult to ensure that all worker are getting money. Worker can fixed his/her own time. However, they are not getting good amount in returning successful works.


Answer by  Jennifer08 (554)

An advantage to outsourcing is most of the time you can pay someone else a cheaper wage. A disadvantage would be that you may send jobs that are needed in your country to another country. Then more people are unemployed. Another advantage is that someone else may have a better skill set.

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