Corpus ID: 33889874

Nine Practices for Best-in-Class BPO Performance

@article{Lacity2014NinePF,
  title={Nine Practices for Best-in-Class BPO Performance},
  author={Mary Lacity and Leslie P. Willcocks},
  journal={MIS Q. Executive},
  year={2014},
  volume={13}
}
Based on a survey of 263 business process outsourcing (BPO) clients and 57 interviews, we have identified nine practices for achieving best-in-class BPO performance. These practices are illustrated through three BPO relationships at Microsoft, BP and TalkTalk. The strongest lesson from these cases is that it’s never too late to improve BPO performance. The single best performance improver is to assign a great pair of leaders, one from the client and one from the provider. 
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