The Vested Outsourcing Manual

The Vested Outsourcing Manual

The Vested Outsourcing Manual: A Guide for Creating Successful Business and Outsourcing Agreements

Far too many companies have developed outsourcing agreements that were created for a bygone century. Or worse, they are buying strategic services using an overly simplified commodity approach.

Today’s companies must build deep collaborative relationships with their suppliers that can accelerate the pace of innovation and competitive advantage amidst a new era of continual change and transformational shifts. This requires adopting a new methodology that has the inherent framework to design new levels of collaboration to drive business value. This flexible framework and foundational structure is so valuable that companies such as Microsoft, Intel, UPS, and P&G are embracing Vested Outsourcing methodology.

In The Vested Outsourcing Manual, Kate Vitasek and her co-authors have taken the Five Rules of Vested Outsourcing and developed the roadmap to creating a Vested Agreement through which each party has a vested interest in mutually-defined and desired outcomes.

Vested Outsourcing methodology is built on a flexible framework that lays the foundational structure for the parties to come together and create a shared vision, foster an anticipatory lens, share evolving expertise, manage change and drive the required behavior for both parties to drive innovation and mitigate risk. These flexible—vested—agreements will allow the creation of value systems that have the ability to transform every industry and society.

Companies around the globe have been asking where to begin and how they too, can craft a Vested Outsourcing agreement based on the Five Rules. The Vested Outsourcing Manual is your roadmap to answer those questions and help you create Vested agreements.

What People Are Saying

“Vested Outsourcing truly flips conventional outsourcing on its head. This book is a must read for any company outsourcing that is trying to achieve fast, good AND cheap.”
—Peter Sheahan, author of the bestselling book Flip

“The journey to a truly collaborative agreement is practically guaranteed if you follow the step-by-step process outlined in this great book.”
—Dawn Tiura Evans, President & CEO, SOURCING INTERESTS GROUP

“Vested Outsourcing offers a robust approach for developing high-performing strategic relationships. Read this book and learn how you can take your strategic relationships to the next level.”
—Tim Cummins, CEO, International Association for Contracting and Commercial Management

“The Vested Outsourcing Manual should be a must read for every organization engaged in outsourcing.”
—Joe Adraski, President and CEO, Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions Association

“This is truly a landmark work, presenting logical, practical, and sound principles and practices for establishing and governing mutually rewarding outsourcing relationships that can withstand the challenges of changing market conditions. It is a masterpiece of common sense.”
—Jim Groton, renowned dispute resolution expert and former President of the American College of Construction Lawyers

“We’ve had tremendous success in applying Vested thinking with strategic clients; The Vested Outsourcing Manual now gives us a systematic approach to apply the concepts more broadly.”
—Lauralee Martin, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle