What is a remote agency?
A remote agency has no physical office space, and is instead comprised of a team that works remotely. Working remotely means you work outside of a traditional office environment, typically remote workers work from home, but they can also work from wherever they like. Working remotely usually also provides greater flexibility, encouraging a healthier lifestyle that improves productivity and quality of results.
When some people hear the term “remote agency”, they think that means we are comprised of overseas workers, and unfortunately that can have a negative stigma. While some remote agencies do have staff around the globe, most remote agencies have their team all based in the country they operate in, and for us our team solely consists of talented individuals working across New Zealand.
Why are we a remote agency?
As a remote agency, we don’t limit ourselves to one city or region for our team, but instead hire the best talent across New Zealand and produce the best results for our clients. Our unique company culture and working conditions help to attract new members for our team that are the best in their respective fields.
Working remotely also provides a healthier lifestyle for our team; with less time spent commuting we have more time to exercise, eat healthier, and enjoy lower stress levels. All of this translates to a happier and more productive team, which benefits our clients by delivering great results.
We believe that working remotely is the future of work, and provides a clear business advantage for ourselves and our clients.
How does a remote agency engage with clients?
Clients love how we use technology to engage with them, collaborate, and deliver results. Each client requires a unique approach, but our most common tools for communication we use are phone, email, and video calls. Aside from our communication tools, we also regularly collaborate with our clients on digital documentation for project roadmaps and goal tracking to provide total clarity on where we are at with their project and what we are currently working on.
By applying modern technology and practices when communicating with our clients, our clients can enjoy improved transparency, responsiveness and project delivery that smoothly fits into their own business schedule and practices.
Is working remotely for everybody?
Remote work often attracts people who value autonomy, flexibility and personal career development. Working remotely requires a degree of professionalism like any other job, but we believe that anyone can work remotely with the proper motivation and discipline.
The key to a successful remote team is to have proper management and culture supporting it. As with any other company, it comes down to communication, trust and a mutual motivation towards achieving goals.
Is working remotely becoming mainstream?
Remote companies are quickly becoming mainstream as people are realising the benefits for clients, businesses and employees.
A 2017 survey concluded that “74% of employees said they would quit their [onsite] jobs to work for an organisation that would allow them to work remotely more often, even if their salary stayed the same.”
The remote workforce is getting bigger and bigger; according to this 2019 survey, 66% of companies now allow for remote work, with 16% of companies now fully remote.