The Changing Attitudes And Perceptions Of Remote Teams18 Jan 2019
A lot of misconceptions have prevailed over the time about the concept of working remotely or hiring teams who work remotely. The general perceived impression of employees working remotely across the world for companies is that the remotely working individual might not be as dedicated, sincere and hardworking as their counterparts who work at a dedicated space bounded by fixed timings.
There is a pervasive belief that remote teams produce poor quality work and their efficiency is also quite low.
The beliefs are endless, and the trick is not to get affected by them. However, if you think about those beliefs, you might end up restricting yourself from reaping the benefits that remote teams provide.
With the ubiquitous internet facility that has taken the world by storm, it empowers the technocrats to operate remotely from any part of the world. Breaking free from the stereotypes of ‘work necessarily has to be executed from a confined place,’ the gen-next technology mavericks are leveraging their skills & availability of the resources to work remotely and yet be more effective in the work produced.
In the field of Information and Technology, remote working has irrevocably changed the pace at which the innovation in technology takes place.
And the other side of the coin paints a pretty picture!
One of the most significant perks of remote working is that it is no longer destination driven and companies can have the benefits of leveraging the skills of the technology experts from across the world.
When you think about a workplace beyond an office setup and do not allow geographical boundaries to affect your hiring process, then innovation in technology can take humankind to places.
Embracing this concept, allow companies to choose the best skills and resources from across the world who have the quintessential qualities to develop breakthrough innovations in technology. The companies can eliminate creative stagnation that may exist discreetly on a micro-level within an organization. The ‘skills gap’ is allowing an increasing number of organizations to hire remote teams to bridge the gap with the best skills offshore.
Remote working has rendered freedom and autonomy to the employees which in turn escalates their productivity. Employees get to choose the best suitable time, space and a frame of mind to design and develop the best possible technology solutions.
One of the most significant parts of working with a remote team that consists of talented members from across the globe is that companies enjoy the benefits of working across multiple time zones, fostering their productivity as one team or individual is continually working on a project.
In other words, someone is continuously getting the work done, at all times.
Furthermore, for the tech giants whose clients are spread all over the globe, remote team working in different time zone can provide round-the-clock support to the clients. IT solutions, that mainly entail, web and mobile development, demands a hands-on support 24/7. Organizations who are adopting the concept of hiring remote teams which are off the shore of their headquarters are seeing a steep rise in customer satisfaction and nearly 68% of their clients offer recurring business!
The myriad reasons behind the humongous customer satisfaction are the quality of work produced by the remote team, and the timely support that it offers to the clients.
These changing attitudes of hiring a remote team with organizations have, for good measure, changed employee’s way of working. The employees enjoy a significant amount of productive time away from the stringent working environs and are at their best when it comes to effectuating top-shelf results.
Research conducted by Cardiff University states that more than two-thirds of the remote workers tend to work extra hours to accomplish their tasks than the ones working in a confined workspace. A sense of ‘Self’ takes over, and employees inadvertently draw boundaries demarketing their work and personal life.
Unlike widely acclaimed belief, the remote employees are in communication with their counterparts as well as with the managerial team, more than ever. With the abundance of communication tools, remote employees are aware of their sense of accountability. In a recent study, more than 87% of the remote workers feel they are more connected with the team through video conferencing.
The changing scenario has toppled the attitudes and perceptions of a remote team and for good! The concept of remote working has instilled trust among the organizations who can hire the remote team as their requirement demands to not only increase the productivity of an organization but to achieve unsurpassable milestones and develop pioneering technological innovations.