The work environment has had to undergo different changes throughout history, and it is no lie that if we looked back ten years ago, it was unthinkable to have a remote team; why would it work? Everyone wondered.

In today’s global marketplace, more and more companies recognize the advantages of remote equipment. Remote teams can offer significant benefits, such as cost savings, access to a broader talent pool, and the ability to work with team members from different locations and time zones.

Yet, creating and managing a remote team can be challenging. Many companies have communication, collaboration, and productivity issues when working with remote team members.

Today we have many tools to better communicate with our team, automate tasks, etc. But sometimes, it still sounds complicated.

This article will explore how nearshoring can help you break down the barriers to creating a successful remote team.

But, What Is Nearshoring?

Nearshoring is the action of outsourcing business processes or services to a nearby country, instead of offshoring them to a more distant location. Nearshoring offers important advantages. Here are some of them:

  • Large talent pool: nearshoring means that you will have access to a much larger pool of high-value talent than you would have if you were limited to the local options you have. What does this mean? If you are looking for specialized or technical people in a specific field, you can find them at a lower cost.
  • Cost savings: Nearshoring offers significant cost savings compared to hiring a professional in your country. Yet, the quality of life in the U.S. is different compared to a Latin American country. The economy and job offerings are different. That is why many people have been encouraged to find specialists in countries such as Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, etc. because first of all it is much cheaper and they are more prepared. People who are hired by American companies are benefited from the competitive salary they receive and can have a better quality of life.
  • Proximity: Nearshoring means that you will be working with a team located in a nearby country, which is close to your location in both proximity and time zone. Real-time collaboration is very important to consider when creating a remote work team. Communication is different if you hire someone from Asia than Latin America.
  • Less culture shock: Offshoring to a nearby country means you will be working with a team with a cultural affinity with yours. Building strong and lasting relationships with people with the same values, customs, and traditions is much easier than maintaining and building a remote team faraway.

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Let’s break barriers!

Creating, managing, maintaining, and supervising a remote team can be challenging, especially if you’re a first-time remote worker.

But, with the right strategies, you can break down the barriers of remote teams and create a productive and successful team. Above all, an effective and reliable team.

Here are some tips to get you started:

Hire the right talent: competitive professionals

The first step to creating a successful remote team is to hire the right people. When hiring remote team members, asking for self-motivated, independent, and proactive individuals is essential. Look for candidates who have experience working or who have demonstrated their ability to work in the past.

It may sound easy, but to keep it simple, defining the qualities you seek in your candidates is essential. Craft intelligent questions to elicit thoughtful answers. Remember to look for human rather than technical attributes. An honest and trustworthy person is worth more.

The key is to find people who share your mission and work philosophy because you will make a match, and those will be the people who will help you improve your company.

Communicate effectively

Effective communication is critical and paramount when working with a remote team. Ensure you have the right tools and processes to facilitate communication between team members. This may include video conferencing, instant messaging, or project management tools.

A remote team is also vital to establish clear communication protocols, such as regular check-ins and status updates. This ensures everyone is on the same page and working toward the same goals.

Facilitating collaboration

Collaboration is critical when working with a remote team. Establishing clear roles and responsibilities for each team member will help improve communication. Everyone will know their responsibilities and work independently.

Micromanaging is a very subtle way of controlling the work of others, and it has also been found that people who work independently without so much pressure perform better.

Provide ongoing support, not just at the beginning

Providing support doesn’t mean moralizing or giving welcome gifts at the beginning. This includes providing training and development opportunities or offering mentoring or coaching to help team members grow and develop their skills.

Providing ongoing feedback and recognition to remote team members is also essential. This helps ensure they feel valued and engaged, which can improve their productivity and performance.

The new way to build your team

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