With changing business dynamics, businesses need to focus on core activities and outsource other functions. Outsourcing custom content development is now an established and beneficial practice. This article outlines 8 reasons why you should go for outsourcing and how this will help your business.
Today, outsourcing is a strategic necessity, often needed to remain competitive and control costs. Many of you reading this article may be evaluating outsourcing custom content development for the first time. You may want to outsource a single project/a series of projects or look at establishing a strategic partnership. It is important to begin this with quantification of your need to outsource.
The use of eLearning/online training in general and eLearning content development outsourcing has seen a surge in the last decade and a half or so. Consider these stats and facts and how they are leading to outsourcing of custom content development:
Here are the typical triggers that lead to outsourcing of custom or bespoke content development.
If you are an eLearning company (offering custom or bespoke content development services), you would be looking to outsource primarily to:
On the other hand, if you are part of a Learning and Development team and manage the training and its delivery through internal resources, your typical triggers would be:
We, at EI Design are a strategic outsourcing partner to several organizations world-wide. Several of these engagements began with a small project to test waters and have steadily evolved to a point where we are engaged over multi-year contracts for these customers.
The journey to establish successful partnerships in custom or bespoke content development has intrinsic challenges. I believe that the challenges intrinsic to outsourcing of custom or bespoke content development can be offset by using the right framework to evaluate the partner. Once this is in place, you will see the required gains and achieve the long-term goal of competitive advantage.
Here is my list of 8 reasons why outsourcing custom or bespoke content development helps every business:
To gain further insights on outsourcing, you can review two of my articles:
You can also download my eBooks to determine if outsourcing is right for you and how you can select the right partner:
I hope this article will help you in moving forward to outsource your custom or bespoke content development and use this approach to further strengthen your competitive advantage. If you need any specific assistance in this regard, do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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