Are Distributed Teams the Future of Work?

Why hire a distributed team?

Working with a distributed workforce has helped Pixc’s business grow at a very competitive pace. Within three years, I’ve built an international business, editing millions of images each month for customers around the world, and was recognized in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia: Retail and E-Commerce! Needless to say, it’s been a whirlwind!

Developing a flexible work environment as an established business

I hired a distributed workforce from the outset as I was based in regional Australia, but what if you’re an established business with a brick-and-mortar shop in a fixed location? You can still have a distributed workforce!

Creating a more effective business model from the start

Newer businesses can hire a distributed staff from the outset, just like I did with Pixc.

Choosing a fixed vs. hourly rate contract

Being able to hire on a flexible basis means that when there is more work, I can contract more people! I have the freedom to focus on building the business that I want to develop for Pixc in a way that suits me.

Tips for managing a global and distributed team

While working with a distributed team increases your flexibility and helps you to grow a more robust and scalable business from day one, there are some downsides.

The workforce of the future

Any business — established or new — can create a distributed team. This applies to all types of businesses, from software companies to more traditional brick-and-mortar shops, across any industry or scale. Employing a flexible workforce allows you to create the business you want with a team that suits your needs. And they’re not going away anytime soon.

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