When discussing remote projects or remote activity, we make reference to a setting where the clients and service providers team members work closely together within a certain project. The outsourcing company sets available a team of professionals that is fully dedicated to the specific project of the client. Location can vary in this situation, the team can be located in the same country as the client but may as well be a nearshoring or offshoring provider. This setting provides control over the project for the client and better monitoring opportunities as well as full availability of the resources within the project and the liberty to organize the teams according to the needs of the project.
Apart from the obvious reasons, why do companies choose remote teams over traditional outsourcing teams?
- Improved and efficient communication through daily interactions and meetings between client and service provider
- Increased level of trust and better understanding between companies and teams
- The client remains in the driver´s seat, being able to influence each step of the project and take timely measures should anything goes wrong
To ensure a good remote collaboration it is key that both sides communicate in a very transparent and close manner. A cultural, geographic proximity is of preference, as it removes other factors which might play an important role during the collaboration.