Learning from Pufferfish and Remote Teams

Remote teams can help all businesses function as though they have hundreds of employees  – without having to come up with the big money to pay for it. How? They take the pufferfish approach. 

The pufferfish sees no problem sharing its environment with other larger fish that could swallow them whole. If the need arises, the pufferfish simply blows itself up to several times its normal size. 

Successful businesses have adopted a pufferfish philosophy by augmenting their operations with outsourcing services. They’ve discovered that it’s okay to be a small fish in a big pond when you increase efficiency instead of in-house employee count. remote teams can take care of the administrative parts of a business better, faster, and for less money.

The Problem with Traditional Thinking in Today’s Business Environment

Administrative tasks often generate some of the biggest expenses for a business. It’s not because you’re extravagant. You’re simply doing things the way they’ve always worked best – by doing as much in-house as you can. 

There’s a flaw in this traditional approach. It decreases the productivity of the most valuable assets you have – your existing employees – who must sacrifice innovation for repetitive administrative tasks that bring little or nothing to the bottom line. 

Remote teams move these obstacles out of the way. The same number of existing employees accomplish more. It brings more to your bottom line because remote teams work on operational aspects that don’t typically provide a big return on investment.

Key Benefits of Remote Teams

Technology has removed every obstacle to successful business operations that have moved to a distributed or virtual workforce. The combination of inexpensive technology solutions and remote teams is this growth catalyst. Any business can act bigger than its actual size by taking advantage of these benefits:

  • Scalability. 

Underestimating expenses tied to growth, or overexpansion for an unrealized opportunity can cripple a small business operating on slim margins. Remote teams offer almost unlimited flexibility. Scale up or down without the traditional expenses of office space, equipment, and HR overhead attached to your existing staff. 

  • Higher Employee Satisfaction. 

Run this scenario through your head. Ask your hardest-working employees what they’d do to help your company grow with a couple of hours’ worth of administrative tasks taken off their plate every single day. Remote teams don’t replace jobs; they amplify talent and productivity. 

  • Focus on Your Core. 

This might seem like a duplication of the previous benefit. It’s not. How much of your organization’s time is spent working on non-core tasks that do little to encourage growth and innovation? Here’s a real-world consideration. Which is time better spent for your marketing person? A focus on brand-building, or the administrative tasks of placing and tracking your marketing? Remote teams remove the obstacles that distract from core operations that grow your business.

  • Access to Better Resources. 

Remote teams invest in themselves. You’re paying for their talent and efficiency, not the capital expenses tied to their productivity tools. In many cases, the remote teams you’ll bring on already have the state-of-the-art technology you’re only just budgeting to get in the future.

Noon Dalton – Not Just Puff

Appearances aren’t always reflective of reality. With the help of technology and remote teams, small businesses can take on the aspects of an operation many times their actual size. The pufferfish does it with water and air. You’ll do it with highly skilled professionals who remove administrative obstacles preventing your in-house employees from doing what you hired them to do in the first place: grow your business. 

Noon Dalton is your dedicated resource to provide remote teams. Contact us today for more information.

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