Once an appropriate managed service provider has been selected and talent is beginning to be delivered to the necessary places in an organisation, you can say that the successful implementation of a managed service programme has occurred. But this is not the end of the story. Much needs to be done to ensure that the suppliers continue to perform to a high standard and that the supply chain is fully optimised.
Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is more than just something that would be nice to have in an ideal world. It's also far more important than merely being compliant with equality and discrimination mandates. Diversity and inclusion is a vital ingredient of business success.
Being able to respond to sudden and unexpected changes in demand is crucial. It's also important that organisations are able to cope with any change in the types of skills that are required. Increasingly, it is being seen that in order to maintain a workforce that remains competitive, the number of contingent workers needs to rise. Robust strategies are necessary to be able to meet such challenges. If risks and costs are to be kept down and an agile workforce created and maintained, an obvious solution is outsourcing.
Where large-scale projects are concerned complexity is usually present too. Whilst complexity cannot be completely eradicated, it is important that it is addressed. Ultimately, the success of a project will be determined by the manner in which an organisation understands and/or anticipates the complexities, and how it navigates through the difficulties and challenges that are faced.
There can be no disputing how massive a part social media now plays in our daily lives. But the animal that social media is has grown into a considerable beast. From ingenious platforms that first helped us keep in touch with friends and family, social media now offers - and is - so much more.