The COVID-19 outbreak has hugely affected most industries across the globe and has hit the global economy like never before. From the travel industry to other enterprises, both small and large, even luxury product providers, most businesses filed bankruptcy and fired thousands of employees.
When it comes to the outsourcing industry, it is no exception.
Both start-up outsourcing companies and some of the best outsourcing companies are facing challenges in offering much-needed support to their clients, especially in this difficult time.
As per the recent research by Consultancy.org, the world’s consulting industry may lose nearly $30 billion in revenue in 2020. Although there is no sight of quick recovery, once it begins, the outsourcing companies will become more relevant than ever.
Challenges for outsourcing companies:
IT consulting firms, in Melbourne and throughout the world, are currently facing travel restrictions, which results in empty offices. Plus, most of them don’t have remote management tools to carry out work from home.
As a result, the work and projects are not getting completed on time, and most businesses are taking the projects back in-house. On the other hand, even the companies that can deliver outsourcing solutions have to deal with the limitation of new incoming projects and discontinued projects.
How are outsourcing companies responding to the Coronavirus pandemic?
With these three essential steps, outsourcing companies can tackle the Coronavirus situation to ensure their clients get secure and high-quality solutions.
Analyse & identify
The first step is to analyse the technical capabilities and find out how they can be used to execute a work-from-home system. It involves assessing and allowing your network to provide secure and robust connectivity to employees’ homes. Apart from this, you also need to accelerate the tracking and deployment of devices and using virtual environments to offer a secure remote workspace.
- Distribute connectivity
Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, social distancing has become the new normal to prevent the spread of the virus. Thus, building distributed connectivity across your outsourcing company has become crucial to support large-scale remote working settings and to bring customers, service delivery providers, and partners under the same roof.
- Opportunities for improvements
Besides this, you should actively search for new opportunities that can help your employees to remain productive even in their work-at-home situations. For example, look for tools and technologies that offer efficiency, accuracy, and capacity in a scalable and secure work setting.
Now is the time to act. By following these steps, outsourcing companies in Australia and across the world keep their businesses running while offering timely and high-quality solutions to businesses as well as individuals.