Hybrid teams: increased productivity and cost reduction for successful projects

Matias Garrido
18 de October de 2021 · 6 min de lectura

Companies on the path to innovation seek to attract the best talent not only to incorporate new technologies, but also to implement more productive and efficient methodologies and ways of working. In a world where the demand for professionals outnumbers the supply and more and more specialized profiles are required, how can Hybrid Teams help organizations truly transform?

Every business is undergoing a digitization and modernization process. However, they face significant challenges, such as a lack of trained talent. In this regard, Ignacio Hörmann Swett, Global Head of People at Multiplica, assures: “Demand for talent is increasing, but supply is limited.” We are in a complicated period in which many companies are actively seeking technological talent, and it takes them a long time to find and position it within their organizations.

In the United States, the demand for digital professionals is 17 percent greater than the supply. Similarly, in Mexico, 6 out of every 10 technological organizations have experienced a shortage of qualified professionals. More than 15,000 vacant positions remain in Argentina. And in Spain, 100.000 IT professionals are still needed.


Hybrid teams Challenges

The challenges are countless, but they can be summarized as follows:

1. Attract Talent

Aside from finding the best professionals, the challenges of defining what profiles and capacities are required to meet all needs arise.

As a result, hybrid teams enable organizations to offer exciting and competitive proposals that attract talent to projects, as well as to provide them with alluring opportunities and continuous updating, which has a positive impact on motivation.

2. Lack of specific capabilities

Projects are increasingly requiring professionals with more complex and specific skills.

As a result, organizations should consider forming hybrid teams to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and points of view. As a result, time can be devoted to training new professionals without jeopardizing ongoing projects.

3. Costs

Each project is unique, and it will not always require the same amount of resources at each stage.

The costs and times of hybrid teams can be adjusted quite quickly and easily because they are flexible enough to increase or decrease resources based on the situation. Besides, by centralizing everything in a single provider, organizations increase the efficiency of their economic efforts.

Companies, on the other hand, face the challenge of: having good planning, because failing to do so results in missed opportunities, in addition to the costs associated with lost time and resource misuse; achieving more efficient communication, which has permeability between teams; and having agile methodologies, because it is difficult to fit these projects well within a hybrid team.


What exactly are hybrid teams, and what benefits do they provide?

To address the issues described above, hybrid teams emerge, comprised of talent from both customer and provider members.

These teams are enriched by various multidisciplinary profiles capable of addressing different problems from various perspectives and providing solutions to each specific need and stage of the company.

Hybrid teams provide expertise and high-quality work to create more relevant experiences for customers.

The following are some of the most significant benefits of working with hybrid teams:

1. Continuous and uninterrupted activity

Because many of their members are located at different latitudes, hybrid teams can operate throughout the day by bringing in professionals from different geographic locations. Besides that, a cultural factor is introduced, in which collaborators can contribute more diverse visions and solutions to problems based on their own experiences and training. Another advantage is the ease with which “digital nomads” can be integrated, which is a big selling point for today’s IT talent.

2. Service and experience unification

Companies can optimize time, communication, and budget by obtaining all of the profiles required to complete a project from the same consulting company. As a result, they won’t have to worry about hiring people individually and wasting time aligning them under the same strategy, because the consulting company will handle everything.

3. Increased resolution and scalability

Companies can solve their specific needs and scale solutions easily. Moreover, they can anticipate future inconveniences and propose new solutions that were previously unconsidered.

4. Reduction of errors

The number of failures is significantly reduced thanks to hybrid teams and the enormous knowledge that consultants provide and that is obtained by working with clients.


Multiplica and Hybrid Teams

In order to ensure the success of these teams, Multiplica has developed a methodology that is based, first and foremost, on consulting. The best approach to a project is defined by analyzing the client’s needs. It covers not only a technological aspect, but also strategic, talent, and industry aspects.

Hybrid teams

Multiplica collaborates with organizations to form hybrid teams that are part of both the client and our company. 

In an increasingly complex digital world, businesses must incorporate hybrid teams that can adapt to their specific needs at all times and provide the knowledge and skills required to carry out the most innovative projects.

If you want to learn more about how to integrate hybrid teams into your business, just contact Veronica Cruz, Multiplica’s Global Business Development Lead

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