As more and more companies offer flexible work styles, Focused Energy's founder Andrew Lyon shares insights with Forbes on harnessing and benefiting from remote teams.
"A business’ success is grounded in its ability to innovate its operations utilizing new technologies and methods. Traditional staffing creates encumbering overhead costs that limit a business’ flexibility during scaling growth," shares Lyon. "Remote staffing frees up funds traditionally used for overhead support, which can instead be deployed to revenue-generating activities like R&D, marketing and sales."
The opportunity to work remotely can be a valued perk for employees and huge cost savings for business of any size. As with any venture, however, it’s important for a business to plan carefully to avoid costly surprises.