In a perfect world, outstaffing might be the key to long-term growth and success. It allows you to hire evaluated professionals without dealing with the hassle of paying overhead benefits and other legal responsibilities. This also means more flexibility, reduced production expenses, accelerated management productivity, increased value of the company (increasing the index of income per one staff employee), and expansion with top-tier talent.
Yes, the list of advantages and benefits can go on, as every single case has its peculiarities, but outstaffing also means more time for company founders to work on their own advancement. The core of the outstaffing industry is not just the remote talent, it is also an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs, and other business executives and team members, to be more productive and work on their own progression. Do you know that humans are creatures of habit? If you do, then you also know that it is very important to focus your professional routine on productive practices. Personal development is not acquired or taught – it is a lifelong process involving a conscious pursuit of personal growth and development. Even though all of us should individually identify the most suitable practices relevant to our professional circumstances, here are ten of them that will boost your growth:
1. Save time by hiring smart people
Your team will define the success of your ventures. A better team means fewer problems; fewer problems mean more time. You should always hire people that are smarter than you, give them creative freedom and show them that you respect their values. Once they feel respected and appreciated, they will respect your hunger for success and help you achieve your goals. When it comes to outstaffing, you can hire smart people and guide their activities according to demands of a particular project. This also includes giving them the freedom to be creative and saving resources while they are building a stronger relationship with your in-house team.
2. Brainstorm observations, not opinions
You should always carry a small notepad with you and carefully observe your environment. Once you notice that someone is having a problem, write it down. Even if you notice something simple that could be improved, write it down. At the end of the week, you will have a few pages full of opportunities and problems that you can potentially solve and build great companies. This habit will also help you develop observation skills that are necessary for your professional growth. Some people like to save money and later outsource a team to work on the execution of their ideas. When we think about it, you could even build your personal incubator one day and outstaff its entire development.
3. Dominate your body to master your mind
As we always tell our clients, success is a long and challenging race and only the most disciplined professionals will make it to the finish line. Getting in shape will majorly enrich both your life and career. It is beneficial for your personal brand, focus, health, self-esteem etc. Numerous studies have shown that a healthy lifestyle is positively affecting work productivity.
4. Read every day
Yes, this includes benefits related to vocabulary and general knowledge, but reading will also help you exercise the most important muscle in your body – your brain. It will also help you develop your creative skills and reduce anxiety. No matter how much stress you have at work, all your negative thoughts will fade away once you lose yourself in a great story. Once you start working with remote teams, you will have more free time. Well, now you know how to invest it in a productive way.
5. Do not allow the opinions of others to stop you
Trusting your intuition is part of your identity. People will often discourage you by telling you that you will fail. Even if you do, it’s alright! Adapt and learn from the errors. That’s how you become great. Failure will help you become humble, it will not determine your faith. You need to be brave and follow your dreams. Forget others. If you work hard and trust yourself, persistence is often the only thing separating you from the success. The best way to make productive decisions is to actively communicate with your team members. Once you become an entrepreneur, they are your second family. Unlike outsourcing, outstaffing allows you to manage employees directly and gather team meetings any time you need.
6. Network until your kids grow old
Networking is the most valuable time investment that you can make in a modern world. It will lead you to many opportunities and potential ways you can improve your career and grow your influence. Meeting new people will also help you expand your horizons, learn new things and establish your personal brand. Regardless of your current goals, growing your network will serve you well for years to come. Outstaffing offers you a way to connect with new people, establish your presence in other countries, and meet likeminded professionals that can help you grow far beyond your task list.
7. Rest between the tasks (or outsource them)
When we jump from task to task, it is difficult to stay focused and productive. This often results with poor quality of our work and longer working hours. If you give yourself a few minutes to refresh your memory and clear your mind between your tasks, you will be more effective and work less for better results. Meditation is also very beneficial. SHORE Teams helps different companies in Western-Europe save time and complete tasks so they can focus on productive practices. Many of our clients have reported fantastic results since they started utilizing outstaffing as a strategy to grow their company.
8. Validate your vision and promote your values
This might not be relevant to successful executives, but dreams keep living forever. Entrepreneurs often talk about revolutionary ideas that they are not able to realize because they need money. Forget your requirements and focus on your execution. Don’t promote your liabilities; promote your strengths and values. Money follows them. Before you approach any potential investor, you need to validate your idea and gain some traction. This will show them that you are able to execute, strategize and solve problems. It will show them that you are a determined person who is able to turn their capital into a success story. Validating your dreams will help you develop the most important skill – the ability to realize them. Once you have secured the necessary resources, you can always outsource the development of your product and work on the improvement of your grand idea.
9. Ask for feedback
A lot of people are scared of sharing their ideas with others or asking for feedback. You will often hear entrepreneurs tell stories about missed opportunities and stolen projects, but the truth is often completely different from their perception. Ideas are worthless without execution. Asking for feedback will help you improve your thinking, come up with new concepts, and improve your existing establishments. The same philosophy carries value in the technology world, as well. Successful companies are often a result of different troubled heads thinking together. SHORE Teams always ask their clients for feedback and reminds them to ask for help whenever they need it. If you need support growing your business and you cannot find a trustworthy partner in Western Europe, we would love to hear from you and accelerate your development in the market.
10. Recognize your weaknesses
This might be one of the most crucial skills in life. Being able to recognize your own weaknesses and work on acquiring missing skills will always result in prosperity. People are often not open to criticism and they think their opinion is the only truth out there, but the reality is much different. Our world is balanced by different people with various skills so being able to recognize human values will help you understand your own weaknesses. When it comes to business, you often need to focus on one niche and make sure that you have the manpower to dominate it. Otherwise, you might go out of business. Thankfully, today you can use outstaffing to fill in your gaps and build products.
As can be seen from the foregoing, outstaffing might be the chain leading to progress in different directions. Well, boosting your professional growth will most likely results with personal advancements. Self-development is not only a lifelong mission – it can also be an exciting and extremely rewarding lifestyle. At the end of the day, our choices will define the quality of our future, so we need to be focused on active evolution and management. It can be challenging and often stressful, but not giving up is the key to success. Life is like a game of soccer – you need great goals – but don’t forget to enjoy it. Otherwise, you won’t be passionate about the journey. In any case, moving forward is considered an achievement so do not forget to reward yourself. SHORE Teams is very proud of our team members, our partners and their commitment to helping our clients turn their grand visions into reality. Having a team at your disposal that is willing to help you achieve your goals is a true blessing, even in a personal sense. Do not doubt yourself, keep working hard, and always look for solutions. At the end of the day, the real question is, which achievements do you want to be remembered for?