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What Is the Relationship Between Outsourcing and Automation?

What Is the Relationship Between Outsourcing and Automation?

What Is the Relationship Between Outsourcing and Automation?

What Is the Relationship Between Outsourcing and Automation?

The sad fact is that both outsourcing and automation are both decreasing the number of available jobs in Australia.

Yesterday the man who reads the electricity meter dropped by and that very same day we received a letter from AGL our electricity provider, telling us that the automated and computerized readings of electricity were about to take over manual readings.

Outsourcing is not the only threat to the job losses in Australia. Automation is also responsible.

Arriving at the International terminal we are no longer greeted by people that check our passports, but by machines that read and process the information.

Is this a threat or an opportunity?

It depends on the way you view life.

It is definitely the way of the future. There is no stopping companies from accessing services at the worlds best value, which is what outsourcing represents.

It is no longer financially viable to pay people 20 or 30 dollars an hour when you can access that same service for between 5 and 15 dollars an hour.

This makes no economic sense. And eventually all business owners will catch on to this, whether it be now or later down the track. Outsourcing is not going anywhere, and nor is automation. It is only increasing.

So the question for you is what are you going to do about it?

My advice to all business owners and solopreneurs is to invest in your outsourcing education. What I mean by this is invest in the skills and people who can teach you about the industry, and how it affects the current industry you are in. Investing in your outsourcing education also includes learning the skills that will increase and maximize your outsourcing success.

These include but are not limited to learning:

  • How to set up and manage remote teams
  • Recruitment and interview skills
  • How to become exceptional at induction and training
  • How to build and maintain relationships with remote team members

Is this rocket science?

No.

Are there tips and tricks?

Yes.

Given the industry has grown a lot since 2011 when I first started my business, there is no point learning the hard way any more, through trial and error. Smart operators will fast track their education and skills and take action immediately to find out how to capitalize and take advantage of outsourcing.

I come across a lot of business owners that embrace outsourcing immediately and do whatever it takes, and these are the leaders in their industry.

There are still a lot of opportunities and gaps in certain industries when it comes to outsourcing. Many industry norms have already been disrupted sin how things are done and there will be many more to come.

The best way to find out what these are is to travel to the Philippines and go on a business tour.

Seeing what is happening in the Philippines first hand will change the way you do business and quite possibly change your business direction.

Entrepreneurship is a never-ending quest for growth and education both personally and professionally. Learning how early adopters of outsourcing are doing business and how they are changing industries is eye opening and inspiring.

This is what you learn when you go to the Philippines and see first hand the phenomenal growth opportunities.

Industries such as accounting, software development, sales, recruitment, training, real estate, and medical are all being impacted.

Outsourcing will not leave any industry unturned. The sheer volume of graduates available in the Philippines is staggering. The average age in the Philippines is early 20’s. It is a young population unlike Australia, which is ageing. It is an English speaking, Christian nation full of clever and talented individuals.

There are opportunities not only to cut costs but to add more value to your current clients because you can now afford to.

This is not only limited to business services but also applies to manufacturing.

One example when I went to the Philippines this year in May on a business tour, we visited a company owned by an Australian who has been over there for around 7 years.

He manufactures lights. He said that if he had not moved to the Philippines he would probably not be in business today. He also said that twenty five percent of his business now comes from within the Philippines itself and that he now exports internationally given he is closer to the USA and Europe and other countries in Asia.

He said that he has a better product now because of the cheaper labor. His team can take the time in the assembly process which makes a huge difference to his final product.

I hope this has opened your eyes and sparked your interest in going over to the Philippines on a business tour.

 

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