Collaborative Teamwork in Outsourcing Scenarios

By nature, outsourcing is highly imitative, with organizations attempting to duplicate the imperfectly observed successes of others. Indeed, the myths and simplistic beliefs revolving around outsourcing—along with the usual technological, organizational, and cultural barriers—seriously impediment the effectiveness of collaborative models. The key to successful collaborative teamwork in offshore outsourcing lies in understanding and leveraging project management best practices.

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