REMOTE working is the way of the future, and with the rise of the gig economy, driven by an ever-growing freelance workforce, comes the challenge of project managing a team working from different locations.
It can really only work if you have the systems in place to manage it.
Imagine how much more productive and profitable your business could be, if your team had more time in the day? If they could spend less time organising existing projects, and more time strategising for future income?
One of the toughest challenges facing modern firms is project management in the freelance economy.
So many people are focused on so many different aspects, based so far apart, working simultaneously on so many projects. It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin, even the most seasoned project lead.
Global trends show that hiring talent in the workforce is moving from a fixed cost to a variable cost, with companies staffing up and down, as needed.
Freelancers can be contracted on a per project basis, for specific initiatives for which their skills and expertise are suited. The freelance model allows companies to harness the abilities of multiple consultants, often for the price of a single fulltime hire, with a more limited skill set.
The cost-saving element related to this is just one of the benefits of a freelance economy, for businesses. The contemporary freelancer is an experienced professional, with a specific set of skills, whose track record and personal brand are strong enough to support a thriving business. They can add huge value to a business enterprise, by leveraging their networks, which tend to be extremely well-developed, to introduce the business to valuable contacts that can facilitate entry into new markets and avoid costly missteps.
We live and work in the knowledge economy, but we are powerless, if we are unable to share this knowledge with one another.
Management platforms that empower agencies by facilitating knowledge sharing, enabling teams to work better, faster, and smarter, are the way to go.
Today, a number of workers are freelancing by choice, relishing the opportunity to set their own schedules, choose their assignments and working independently. Others have turned to contingent work, out of economic necessity.
More than half of all global employees believe that they are more productive than their office-based counterparts, when working from home.
Those that work from home also believe that they suffer less stress than they do when working in an office.
By providing them with a singular workflow management platform, project management platforms can actively improve collaboration between these freelance contractors and the core company team, and even clients – resulting not only in a better understanding between the relevant parties, but also improved workflow, and as a direct result, increased profitability!
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