As many of us have started working from home, companies all over the world have begun uncovering a lot of benefits they had not known about before. In the past, technology was limited without being directly connected to a company’s software and databases: That time has come to an end.
With the cloud, businesses are now able to host employees around the globe as they can tap into all the information they need remotely in many cases. Experts have speculated whether this major shift in the way people work will be permanently utilized by enterprises – however, remote workers do have their disadvantages as well. While every situation is different, companies will benefit from seeing just how remote workers and an in-house team stack up against each other:
Remote workers don’t need to request off for appointments, family events, etc. as they can work around these things without fixed work hours. With no commute to deter them from coming in to work, they have more time in their day to focus on what they need to do. They communicate well with their team, although there can be some lag behind emails depending on time zones and when remote workers decide to fulfill their hours in a day. Although they can’t meet in person, remote workers often communicate more than in-house teams to make up for the distance and missing in-person engagement. Without distractions, remote workers tend to be more productive when compared to an in-house team. Remote employees are more independent and responsible – they are in charge of keeping themselves on task. Being stationed anywhere in the world often leads to a more diverse team of remote workers, expanding their overall expertise and skill.
An in-house team, when built successfully, can be a flexible solution for many of a company’s problems. Because they are already on site, there might be less research and time required to collaborate to come up with a better solution to the issue. For certain types of managers, keeping track of remote workers might be harder on them as they are not able to physically come up to their desks to see how projects are being managed, what tasks they are struggling with, etc. An in-house team, on the other hand, is more likely, to be honest, and transparent about how they are handling their workload within the team as well as more likely to ask for help when they need it.
Each of the options has its merits and drawbacks. When it comes to choosing an option for a company, however, the decision is unique across every situation.
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