Friday, November 11, 2016

Outsourcing - 'sweet & sour'

As per the definition on TechTarget, "Outsourcing is a practice in which an individual or company performs tasks, provides services or manufactures products for another company -- functions that could have been or is usually done in-house. Outsourcing is typically used by companies to save costs."

Jobs getting outsourced is not uncommon. The costs and benefits realized from outsourcing has truly brought in cultural diversity. People relocate with respect to regions, country and even continents in search of greener pastures. Such a crowd struggles to prove their worth and find acceptability in their new home along with enjoying its locales and amenities. They assimilate traditional customs of their new home while at the same time try to practice their religious and traditional beliefs. The increase in number of such hard working professionals has also made an adverse impact and impressions on the local population.The cost of such migration and assimilation is what the world is still trying work out.

The same situation is seen in the service industry where services related to machines, work etc gets outsourced. This facility has benefited the customers in terms of ease in getting things done. A faulty electrical connection or a leaky tap; gets fixed in no time, all thanks to service providers. The customer does have to bear an additional cost for the home service but it hardly matters when compared to the convenience that it provides.

The Internet Service Provider commands a special mention as this service has become a part of our social and professional life. Adults and kids, all alike would find it difficult without this addiction of social networking. Internet or gaming or a virtual personality addiction; is something that has found acceptability as a problem and will also surely find the solutions. The total cost in such cases may not be completely understood till the change of entire generation and its attitude towards the world ceases to exist.

With so many outsourcing domains, what caught my eye was the concept on 'surrogate mother'. The idea of motherhood has now been 'outsourced' to cope up with a few problems ranging from medical to personal to convenience. Its strange to read about people who opt for this procedure in order to become parents; reasons are best laid at rest. The cost of such a practice is now in the process of getting identified and laws getting written in order to cope with the issues involving this.


God has his ways of running the world. Ancient scriptures do mention about medical marvels. Modern man boasts of discovering and inventing. It is the society that has to realize the pros and cons of outsourcing.

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