It is undeniable that working remotely benefits employees as well as employers. From technology gurus to those who are writers, freelancing truly benefits everyone involved.
Here at NoBorder, planning for every project consists of three fundamental steps — and it works. No matter who is on your team, or where they are located, following these steps in order can help streamline your team project process now and down the road.
Here are the three steps you need to take to achieve team project planning success.
Remote-based development and design teams certainly possess advantages: an ability to hire professionals in a variety of geographic locations, the opportunity to employ a workforce around the clock, and a vast, global knowledge of marketplaces and people are just a few. However, the failure to realize the distinct challenges that may arise from your remote team’s cultural differences may eventually lead to a virtual bottleneck to project completions – and business growth.
We all know how difficult it can be to properly onboard a remote employee. One little slip and you run the risk of leaving them isolated, reluctant to communicate or collaborate even when faced with a problem. At the same time, this puts you under a lot of stress as you need to take the time to ensure that they are properly integrated into the company culture.
Remote workers are qualified, essential components of their value stream. Unfortunately, remote workers, and particularly independent contractors and freelancers, often struggle to get paid. When most companies have years of payroll experience, why does this happen?
Inspired past and present by remote teams and ingenious startup companies like Buffer, Automattic, and Basecamp (which was originally founded in 1999!), we are also passionate about making the web an even better place to work and do business. This year, it seems that everything is coming together for remote workers, including more acceptance of the freelance life and more tools to help designers and developers thrive on their own.