non core (noun, core, \ kɔːr \) activities (noun, ac-tiv-i-ties, \ ækˈtɪvətiz \)
Definition: are operations and procedures that aren’t required for a company to provide its core products or services to their clients. For instance, such activities may include the installation and maintenance of a system, data entry tasks, bookkeeping, or several other activities that aren’t directly related to the company’s competitive space. Non core activities usually include operations that can be performed by third parties without a loss in quality, and thus, large companies usually outsource such tasks.
In a Sentence:
- At first, we were trying to lead our own marketing campaigns, but with time, it became evident that it’s one of those non core activities that are better performed by a third party.
- Since Raymond Electronics was looking for a way to save costs on non core activities, they’ve outsourced customer support to a small firm in Buffalo.
- I think it will allow us to save a lot of time if we outsource some of our non core activities. For example, there are tons of little administrative tasks that can be performed by a third party.
Synonyms and related words: core activities, critical activities, non core item, strategic activities, outsourcing, operating activities