Today most businesses are all very flexible about having and manage their remote teams. Remote teams have several advantages over a traditional workforce. Here are some of the benefits a remote team can provide your business.
Infinite Talent Pool
For me, the greatest advantage to a remote team is access to more talent. When you’re not limited by location, a whole new pool of talent becomes available. Some of the best designers, developers, and marketers I work with today are all in remote parts of the world; And I’m glad to be working with them.
It’s common for my team to be performing development activities in San Francisco, Bengaluru and London, while designs are prepared in Tokyo, Dubai and Toronto, and great content is being written in Mumbai. Limiting ourselves to a geographical location cannot provide the vast network of talent with the same depth of knowledge available worldwide.
The most important hidden gem in managing a remote team is increased productivity. Owing to the fact that, when employees are no longer on long commutes productivity increases. If you hire the right people, you will actually get a better yield on time spent.
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The benefits of increasing productivity to the workers and management is perhaps the most sought after reason why employers are now offering the option for remote workdays. Many businesses think that telecommuting can boost productivity levels in the workplace. Human resource managers are reporting a noticeable boost in workplace productivity from their telecommuting staff.
Time is More Flexible
Remote work allows for time flexibility but most importantly it build an agile team. Sometimes, having a remote team means you and your employees can work when you want to. This enables you to invest time in other tasks and have a better work-life balance.
One of the worst things about working full-time in an office can be long commutes. A five-day, eight-hour work week with average of 3-hour commute makes it difficult for employees to have a balance work life during the week. These long work days also limit employee’s ability to handle other responsibilities, which leaves them little time to spend with their families or friends. Eliminating commutes, allowing flexible work times, and having a lenient holiday policy has been a welcome perk for our team.
Lowers Overhead Expenses
Overhead expenses like rent, repairs, office supplies, travel expenditures and other utilities can be lowered. Having a remote team is more cost-effective in the long run, particularly in the case of startups who are trying to make ends meet. If you have a remote team, this means you won’t have to set aside a budget for this and can instead opt for team outings and annual team building events.
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Renting an office space, particularly in cities like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles can be extremely expensive. Since remote teams don’t need a real office to accomplish their tasks, you won’t have to spend thousands of dollars a month for office space. You can always use a shared workspaces or coworking spaces when needed.
A remote team that is running smooth like a well-oiled machine tends to be happy with the perks that come along with such an environment. The flexibility, the trust, and additional time to spend with friends or family or to partake in hobbies leads to a better personal and professional life. As a result of a good work-life balance, your remote team is a happier team. Eventually leading to a successful company culture.
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