Remote work and the flow of competencies between teams have allowed international collaborations to develop between corporations and smaller organizations. Since 2020, many companies have retained the freedom to choose their work locations. Experiencing the efficiencies of remote work has greatly influenced the willingness to collaborate with IT service providers from different countries.
Creating new communication structures, mastering remote project management, and building high-performance teams consistently contribute to maintaining satisfactory results. This applies both to the company’s own internal departments and to mixed teams, i.e., those formed jointly by the company and specialists employed by external contractors.
From a business perspective, building and developing remote teams positively affects, for example, the process of knowledge flow. The selection of top specialists is based on their experience and skills, irrespective of their location.
An important aspect of building high-performance teams involves the ability to enter project preparation or implementation phases seamlessly. This eliminates the need for lengthy and costly recruitment, training, and orientation processes for both in-house and external employees.
Embracing blended teams has a key advantage: the ability to kickstart projects right after signing agreements. This ensures swift task distribution and knowledge sharing from the get-go. Unlike expanding internal departments, there’s no need for complicated and expensive recruitment. Collaboration can be planned on a project or periodic basis. As a result, the costs of initiating changes in the team are significantly lower, and existing employees do not have to spend hours onboarding new team members. In addition, by focusing on partnerships and co-creating customer success, know-how stays within the organization and is supported by experts hired for projects from outside.
How to take care of high performance in blended teams?
Communication of needs, definition of areas of responsibility, and mutual respect and trust in the process of building technology solutions lie at the heart of any collaboration. Opening to each other’s needs and defining the terms of cooperation with an indication of milestones in projects make it easier to keep morale high. Jointly seeking solutions and making improvements also fosters a sense of caring to deliver the best results.
Over the course of more than 20 years in business, ArdentCode has developed its mechanisms for nurturing high-performance teams, emphasizing precise issues right from the recruitment stage and selecting team members in line with company values. This helps strengthen the structure of teams, whose members naturally bring them to clients’ teams.