Avoiding Cultural Misunderstandings

Outsourcing is a marriage of two companies. Like marriage, both parties have differences that will affect the growth of the relationship—in this case, the development of the project. A good foundation will spell the difference between the success and failure of the partnership. Learn how differences in the viewpoint of outsourcing clients and the vendors can lead to project failures, and what your company can do about it.

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