So you’ve decided to offshore your web design services and human resources consulting to the Philippines – so, what’s next? It is very crucial to always keep in mind that, in managing a growing business – or any kind of venture you are trying to build – it’s never enough to just create a list of company policies, assign tasks and duties to your staff, and expect productivity at the end of the day. In order for policies to be followed strictly but willingly, there must be an inert culture that binds you and your people.
At this point, we’ll talk about the practical and efficient methods you must follow. We encourage you to also practice them if you have an offshore partner catering to your demands. The practices in this article will assist you in developing a strong bond between you and your staff, which will result in a more solid internal culture that promotes both efficiency and productivity.
After taking that calculated jump into the outsourcing venture, you have two teams to focus on, and the other one is headquartered in another nation. As a boss, you must have a very detailed mindset of your designated individuals with your partner company located abroad – especially if you plan to work with them in the long run.
Only choose the people you can trust. This applies in particular to those who have proven themselves in both work efficiency and have shown beyond satisfactory end results – to lead your offshore team. This will make sure of a smoother flow in terms of productivity, which results from the efficiency of the departments or services you have assigned to your offshore team.
However, it doesn’t matter how productive or intelligent your staff is, not everyone is born to lead or be a leader. You must be very wise when it comes to selecting who leads your offshore teams.
You have to be really mindful when it comes to collaborating with your partner company you have built far from home. You need to assign someone who is loyal, trustworthy, effective in handling challenges, and, if possible, one with firsthand experience in managing foreign operations. Let’s say, if there are some issues with logistics and supply chain, you can be assured that the person you’ve assigned can resolve them soonest while being compliant at the same time.
This must be on top of the priority list of your organization’s protocols. If your staff does not work together as one, they will not be able to give your company the best possible results. It is also crucial to create training modules and sessions that will bring out the full potential of your people.
One very effective method for building teamwork is to have an open-door policy between staff, management and departments. When it comes to collaborative effort, a boss who is there to genuinely listen and help his or her crew can do wonders.