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Business growth - stakeholder mapping, outsourcing, and downsizing


The business world has been compelled to make difficult managerial decisions on company procedures as a result of the current uncertainties.


Stakeholder mapping, outsourcing, and downsizing are some tools used by businesses in adapting to market demands while growing the business.


Stakeholder mapping


Stakeholders refer to everyone who has a stake in the success of the project. Consider stakeholders as individuals who can affect the success or failure of your project for a more strategic approach.


The visual process of arranging all the stakeholders of a product, project, or concept on a single map is known as stakeholder mapping. Having such a stakeholder strategy would entail figuring out who can affect your project and how their involvement is related to its success.


Once you have created your stakeholder map (matrix), the next action is to analyse their roles and expectations, in order to determine their individual interests and impact. This will allow you to ascertain their level of engagement in the project.


Those with significant influence should be completely involved in all phases of the project, whilst those with insignificant interest should be made aware of it but may not be totally involved.


Outsourcing and downsizing


Outsourcing is a business practice known as hiring a third party to carry out duties, manage operations, or offer services on the company's behalf. The outsourcing company, often referred to as the service provider or third-party provider, makes arrangements for its own employees or computer systems to carry out the duties or deliver the services either on-site of the employing business or at other places.


Companies frequently outsource in order to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and accelerate processes. To achieve these advantages, businesses that choose to outsource rely on the third-party suppliers' experience in carrying out the activities they have chosen to contract out. The fundamental idea is that because the third-party supplier specialises in that specific activity, it can complete it more effectively, more quickly, and more affordably than the employing firm could. Given these advantages, businesses frequently choose to outsource their supporting operations so they may concentrate their resources more precisely on their core skills, giving them a competitive edge in the market.


Downsizing is the process of permanently reducing a company's workforce by eliminating underperforming employees or departments. Downsizing is a prevalent organisational technique that is frequently linked to recessions and failed companies. The quickest approach to reduce expenses is to eliminate employees, and closing down an entire branch, shop, or division also frees up assets for sale during company reorganisation.


The idea of downsizing is not new, as businesses have historically done so in an effort to reduce costs and respond to market needs. Continuous shrinking is possible when companies respond to demand from shareholders, rivals, and competitors. If downsizing isn't done carefully, there are more problems than benefits. Some of the effects of downsizing include decreased productivity brought on by a reduction in high-performing employees, a loss of business owing to fewer salesmen, and a decline in commitment and morale among the remaining employees as a consequence of an increase in workload.


Due to the negative effects of downsizing, businesses must look for solutions to ensure cost optimisation and value through outsourcing the duties of particular departments. This makes room for controlling the disturbance and facilitating advancement.


In summary, cost optimisation and business growth are the central focus of all outsourcing, downsizing, and stakeholder mapping plans. The methods used by organisations and the outcome are what differ.


Email us at: enquiries@ovacgroup.com for a free consultation with our team specialists to manage your stakeholder mapping process and analyse the right strategy for cost optimisation.

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