Woes of a Manager

When I became a manager of operations, I did not know how I was going to get my little situation out of the massive mess that it had found itself within. I don’t think that this is an uncommon situation, and this is why I share this story. I had no idea what to do, I had inherited something that was wildly disorganized, and my job was to get the whole operation moving like it was a well-oiled machine. Of course, in my interview, I was very confident that I could be the person to do this in the most effective way. Once I stepped into those shoes though, I realize that it was going to be considerably more difficult than I had ever imagined. Isn’t that just the nature of things? However, what I did do, was start to indulge in the IT outsourcing and I was very pleased with the results. When I tell people that I use Outsourcing in my business practice, many of us particularly peculiar response to it. When this occurs, I realize that people just don’t understand what Outsourcing is. For whatever reason, it gets a bad reputation. Basically, I use a local specialist to handle aspects of my business that aren’t efficient to handle with internal resources. It’s just that simple. That’s all Outsourcing has to be, it doesn’t have to be buying the labor of citizens of poor countries to maximize gains or anything like that, actually a lot of that was searching happens within the country and doesn’t take advantage of any economic disparity whatsoever. Even then, I don’t necessarily disagree with offshore Outsourcing, but I think it’s important that people realize that I was forcing is a lot more than that. Especially people who can benefit from it.