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Think Strategically by Ken Langdon, Andy Bruce

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Form Strategic Partnerships

A major change in how organizational strategies are created has been the dramatic growth in outsourcing and forming other types of strategic partnership in order to streamline operations.

Outsource Processes

It is possible to describe any organization as a series of strategic partnerships between the different functions that provide services to each other. For example, the planning teams might have realized that there were two good reasons for making other departments compete with outside contractors to provide the same service.

  • By moving some of the less strategic activities out of the organization they were able to concentrate their attention on the core business and make better use of the available resources. ...

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