Dispersed Workforce – Not Just for the Tech Industry
Virtual teams, flexible hours and home offices are no longer novel concepts for forward-thinking innovative think tanks – if you aren’t exploring these ideas you’re already lagging. What started as experimental formats to boost creative thought, foster innovation and leverage global talent has since become standard operation for businesses as the benefits have come back repeatedly validated.
Access Wider Talent Pools
Virtual or dispersed teams allow you to access talent without boundaries of geography opening up a wider hiring pool. By setting up your office with reliable technology, sourcing effective platforms for collaboration and building clear expectations with follow through many dispersed teams seem to outperform office-based. Check out this video on a successful dispersed team leveraging global talent.
Maximize Productivity + Optimize Creativity
Flexible hours and home offices may seem like a managerial nightmare but in actuality employees are proven more productive on flexible hours. It allows individuals to be just that – individual. We each have our own strengths, times of day we work best and flows that we should sustain without interruptions. If your managers are trained effectively and your team has the resources they need to build a productive home office, flexible hours open up a world of innovation. The benefits of being hyper-focused while working and building your work into your lifestyle lead to stronger, happier and healthier teams who are more likely to feel job satisfaction and brand loyalty. It's out there and working, check out this video for a research based simulation with tips!
There are a ton of other great videos out there that share success stories and break down tips to create your own malleable teams that think beyond the box on a regular basis - check them out!