The classic agency model is under pressure, and it’s constantly changing. That’s a good thing — agencies were always the first to respond to business challenges, and they weren’t afraid to try out new setups. When it comes to remote companies, apart from pure technology products and SaaS businesses, creative agencies were the first-movers. It’s easy to understand why — creative professionals love remote working and they often collaborate with each other thus creating remote creative companies.
There is no denying that a change in how we work is here. Remote business is embraced by startups who manage fully distributed teams and entrepreneurs who grow their business remotely. But how can an already established company keep up with the trend — how do you turn your company into a distributed business?
Positioning your company is crucial to your future success because ultimately, your position as a company will define your position on the market. If you don’t have a clear vision about yourself, on what your company does and for whom you work, you will lose sight of your progress. But positioning as a distributed company means much more than that. It will define your workflows and also the very foundations of your company structure.
Since this post is being written at the middle of 2018, the distributed business model is flourishing and spreading massively. I’ve been working as a location independent entrepreneur for years now and it was very informative and interesting to see how companies have approached remote working in recent years.
Distributed teams can help you in several different ways. If your growth is limited by geography, distributed teams can scale you up to a global business. If you have low margins, distributed teams are a cost-effective solution. If you are looking for inspiration or just simply want to beat your competition, look no further, distributed teams are here to help.