May 8, 2019
Make multiple timezones work For you
I know you’re in the middle of multiple projects, but hear me out. Instead of running after time, why not get multiple timezones to work for you? When things come late in the day, they’re often pushed to tomorrow and you come into the office with time pressure on you from the start. Wouldn’t it be great if someone had been working overnight (in a different timezone) to finish those end of day requests so that you could get back to your client with updates, instead of making them wait the day as you just start on the changes?
It’s 9am in Los Angeles. You just got to your desk at the office and you check your e-mail. You have a big project running and not enough time to get everything done. Luckily, you have a team that was hard at work all night and they just finished the changes to the app for your presentation this morning. You walk into the meeting and show them the build. They like it, but they have a few suggestions and revisions, and they want to see the work in progress tomorrow morning.
You note all the changes to be made, and at the end of the day you send them off to your dev team. They receive your notes and after a short discussion on the work to be done, they get to work. In the meantime, you step out for a nice dinner and then head home, knowing the work will be ready by the time you get in the next morning. However, your team is not spending yet another all-nighter at the office. In fact, your offshore team just began their workday.
This is one of the greatest benefits of outsourcing to another timezone. You have the ability to increase your team’s productivity by effectively lengthening the work cycle beyond the traditional 8-hour work day. One other advantage to outsourcing work to other timezones is that it frees you and your team up to manage other projects and clients while the production is being handled outside of your office hours.
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