7 Ways to Overcome Nearshore Outsourcing Challenges
Become the best nearshore partners with these recommendations
It’s no secret that nearshoring is a valuable solution for many software companies — added value via expertise and talent, increased knowledge capacity, and it can be a budget-friendly situation — what’s not to like? Plus, in today’s rapidly globalizing economy, it just makes sense. But as with any workplace evolution, having nearshore partners can come with its own unique challenges. Here’s an overview of how to rethink these issues and tackle nearshoring properly to ensure a smooth transition, optimal productivity and a win-win outcome for you and your team.
Clear and simple communication
They say communication is key but what you really need is comprehension.
For this, you really can’t underestimate the power of face-to-face communication. Today’s remote workforce is only growing and it can be easy to forget that you’re talking to human beings when you’re just facing a computer screen all the time. Take advantage of technology and use tools like Zoom or Slack to facilitate real conversations.
The world is growing ever smaller and more connected but it can be easy to forget the simple and most important things. Sure, you don’t have to be best friends, but there’s no denying that it’s easier to become nearshore partners if you get along. Schedule “buffer-time/get-to-know” into your meetings, it doesn’t have to be long, even a good 5–10 minutes of small talk to check in on how the team is doing can set the tone!