Nowadays, it’s very common to outsource work to people all over the globe. It means your employees can work from home, you can get work done for a good price, and everyone’s happy, right? What you’re missing out on though is the company culture.
Anyone who’s worked in a workplace with a good culture will recognise what it is right away. When employees work in a positive culture, they can get more done, feel more energised, and work better with their colleagues. Can this be achieved when you outsource? Absolutely. Here’s how.
What a good culture looks like
There are several ways you can tell if a company has a good culture. These include:
– Management trust their employees and give them the flexibility they need.
– A workforce that’s properly motivated.
– Performance and success are celebrated.
– Adequate ‘safety nets’ are in place to manage risk from innovation.
– A structure that is supportive, rather than limiting employees.
As you can see, you may actually have several of these aspects already in place with your team.
Creating a good corporate culture wherever you are
Just because your team isn’t in the same room every day, doesn’t mean you can’t create a good culture to work in. Recruiter Yvonne Bailey from Best Australian Writers says,
No matter where you work, there needs to be a good company culture. Our writers work from all over the country, but we ensure that we support them well in what they do. Distance isn’t a barrier to creating good working relationships with your teams.
Benefits of good culture
So, why should you try and create a good working culture? There are all kinds of reasons why, as this infographic explains. These include:
– Employees outperform the competition by up to 20%
– Earn up to 1.7% more than other firms
– Employees are 12% more productive in the workplace
This is just the tip of the iceberg, too. You’ll see all kinds of benefits if you work on creating a positive culture. Writer Finn Marley from UK Top Writers says:
Because we’re well supported in our work, it makes it much easier to innovate and make improvements to what we do. Our employers listen to us, so we can do more for them. It creates a great two-way relationship.
How you can create a positive culture wherever you are
So, can you create a good corporate culture with an outsourced team? Of course, you can. There are several things you can do to improve your working relationships and make your team feel more valued.
Avoid bad hires
Not every hire will be the right fit for your team. A single bad hire could cost you $2,500 in the long run. Make sure that every person you hire is a good fit, even if they’re thousands of miles away.
Give realistic goals
Your team wants to do their best, but if your goals aren’t realistic they’ll never be able to meet them. Talk with them, and find out how much they can do. Once everyone has more down to earth expectations, you’ll know exactly what your team is capable of.
If a team member goes above and beyond for you, make sure you reward them. Everyone likes to be acknowledged for their hard work, and the other team members will see this and work harder, too.
It doesn’t take much to create a positive working culture, but if you make the effort you’ll see results almost right away. Show your team they’re valued, wherever they are in the world.
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