Category: Global Freelance Teams

How to Build a Productization Framework

A productization framework allows you to identify and package that value in such a way that both you and your clients finally see what you did wrong in the past. Tonnes of value that could end up in the hands of clients get lost in service complexity. Solopreneurs, consultants, coaches, marketing service providers, and freelancers

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Service as a Product

You have probably heard about SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solutions. Moreover, you are probably using one. The “everything-as-a-service” business model helps providers serve their clients on a non-ownership basis.  But what about SaaP (Service as a Product)? Why is everyone so interested in productized services? Let’s start with a simple definition: Service as a product is a business

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How to Get Things Done with Agile Software Development Teams

Agile software development teams are small groups of committed developers who work on software projects together either in-house or by recreating the proximity virtually, following the best practices of agile software development methodology.  Although the first agile team structure was created with software projects in mind, the agile principles of flexibility, responsiveness, and incremental value

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How to Smash Freelance Marketing Consultancy

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a person who handles all your marketing conundrums while you create, strategize, and lead a booming business, and cut corners at the same time? Such a magician exists. It is called a marketing consultant.  But a consultant costs an arm and a leg, especially when charging unrealistic consultancy fees

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Competency Gap Analysis: Skills Into Context

One thing is for sure: you need competent people to do a good job.  If you want to do a better job in a certain area, you need to hire talent with competencies you miss at the moment. To address the areas where you have a shortage, it is important to understand the difference between

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5 Hidden Benefits of Remote Staff Hiring

I hardly doubt anyone reading this is new to remote staff hiring. You probably have your fair share of excellent virtual employees, as well as a few disappointing stories. By now, it is plainly obvious that you cannot rely on local talent only. If you still believe in filling in the talent gap with candidates

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How to Hire the Right People

Everyone knows how to hire the right people when they have months to complete the recruitment. But what if you have just a week? Or 48 hours? That’s when things get really complicated. Hiring the right person for the job comes down to nailing skills, personality, and availability. To hire the right people consistently, you

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Solving the Tech Talent Shortage with Workplace Creativity

We got used to the never-ending demand for front-end developers. Social and cultural changes that led to the demand for new IT jobs created a new reality for the lack of skilled talent.  According to a Forrester report, predictions about 2022 extend the tech talent shortage beyond the IT sector. One of the most densely

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Supervisory Styles of Victorious CEOs

Even the world’s top leaders cannot always score points for their supervisory styles. Lary Page, for example, had a difficult CEO style that led him to the idea of firing all project managers at once. As a result of such an unpopular move, he had to step down from the manager’s position in favor of

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5 Secrets for Creating High-performing Teams (#2 Works Every Time!)

Leading high-performance teams can be a dream job or a complete nightmare.  If you want to stay away from nightmarish team failure, developing a high-performing team starts with you – the manager.  You have to be a high performer yourself, and know what to ask from your team. So, what does a high-performance team have

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Cross-team Collaboration Techniques to Keep You on Track

Cross-team collaboration is a process that brings together groups from various work areas with different skills to find joint solutions to common problems and execute group goals. Why managing cross-functional teams is important for growing a business?  Work has changed. You cannot rely on conventional structures anymore. There is more risk, novelty, disruption, and unpredictability.

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How to Create Workflow Management for Any Project

Yes, workflow management is not sexy. But it is a crucial aspect of your business acumen: it makes your daily work life simple, establishes the ground rules for you and your team, and frees you time to concentrate on goals and objectives. How you manage workflow is a deal-breaker. If your team doesn’t have an

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