Pros and cons of working in multiple time zones

Compared to the advantages, the disadvantages of working in multiple time zones are minor inconveniences. This is evidenced by the fact that more and more companies are opting to work remotely.

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One clear benefit for remote companies is the expanded talent pool. Hiring globally means getting the best engineers, designers, marketers, etc., in the world, not just in your city, time zone, or even country. With this global team, you create more diversity of thought, which can result in more innovation and revenue.

But the benefits aren’t just limited to internal operations. A significant advantage of a team working across multiple time zones is that you can run operations around the clock. If you’ve covered all the time zones, someone worldwide will always be working and serving customers without needing late-night shifts.


Of course, only some things are best when collaborating across multiple time zones. With such a big gap between certain time zones, remote teams will inevitably experience delayed responses and difficulty scheduling meetings.

Beyond that, remote employees can also experience isolation as there’s no in-person interaction or activities like team lunches and happy hours. This is especially true if you’re the lone team member in a different time zone.

Waking up to a silent team chat, phone, or online communication tool, or conversely, in the middle of a hectic workday schedule for employees in other countries, can feel unsettling or overwhelming.

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But working remotely and with employees worldwide has more advantages than disadvantages. Are you ready to join this cultural change? Are you interested in hiring different employees from different parts of the world? Contact us

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