Building successful offshore teams can be beneficial for any company. It enables your internal teams to focus on your company’s core functions. In addition, it reduces infrastructure costs. Instead of having to invest in a larger office or purchase more equipment for new internal employees, you can hire offshore teams.
In this article we explore some important factors that you should consider when building your offshore teams.
Build your offshore teams in countries that have all the facilities you would need for the tasks you wish to outsource. For example, if you want to outsource IT tasks, you should seek a team in a country with high speed Internet access. Your partnership with an offshore team will become difficult if there is a lack of adequate resources.
Vietnam is an ideal destination for outsourcing because it is thriving in terms of economy and technology. Ascension 6 is an outsourcing company located in the bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City, and we are equipped to accommodate all your outsourcing requirements.
Company reliability and stability
The reliability of the outsourcing provider that you choose to partner with is crucial. You don’t want your business to be negatively affected by an unreliable offshore team. Before making the decision to partner with an outsourcing provider, check the company’s profile. Investigate its financial stability by looking at annual financial statements and check out their website and customer reviews.
Interview candidates carefully
This is an important factor to pay attention to when building successful offshore teams. Develop a list of questions related to your outsourcing objectives, so that it makes your interviewing process easier. A common skill to look out for is strong English-speaking abilities. The ability to communicate efficiently with your offshore teams will make your life a lot easier.
At Ascension 6, we are all fluent in English. To develop this skill, we use English every day to communicate with our clients as well as our colleagues. In our company, English is used even outside working hours.
Create strong communication channels
Constant communication is key to successful relationships. At the workplace, colleagues have regular face-to-face meetings. It can be a challenge to do the same with you offshore teams if they are on opposite sides of the globe.
However, by using the latest technology you can have multiple channels to encourage constant communication within the organization. Here are some communication methods that you can use to keep in touch with your offshore teams:
Email: This is used mainly for official communication, setting up projects, planning meetings and scheduling.
Chat tools: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or WhatsApp are usually used for daily communication or quick status updates within the workplace. With the COVID-19 situation, these chat tools are more important than ever.
Project management software: Trello, Jira, Basecamp or Asana are effective project management software. By using these tools, your internal employee and offshore teams can improve communication and manage you projects better.
Offshore teams in different parts of the world may seem like a challenge but if you partner with the right outsourcing provider and keep in mind these suggestions, you shouldn’t have a problem building effective and productive offshore teams. Contact Ascension 6 at [email protected] if you are looking for professional and talented offshore team members.