Manila, Philippines is unfortunately plagued with some of the world’s worst traffic. In-office workers were commuting an average of 2 hours each way. Executive Mosaic began searching for ways to allow a partial work from home solution in 2019 and began utilizing Time Doctor’s capabilities to ease the burden on its workforce. The transition and remote work test proved to be timely when COVID-19 hit us all.
As the COVID-19 pandemic struck and created a “new normal,” Executive Mosaic was then able to implement Time Doctor for its entire workforce, including 88 team members in the Philippines just in time to send everyone home.
“It looked like a stroke of unintentional genius,” Garrettson said. But he admits, “we were just lucky to be ahead of the curve.”
Prior to using Time Doctor, Executive Mosaic had a traditional office
based business structure that was extremely limiting in terms of what
workers the company could attract and from what distance.
For instance, Jim wanted to hire a product manager who would have been absolutely perfect for the job. However, the candidate took another job closer to home when she learned that she would have had to commute two hours each way to work.
With Time Doctor, Jim has now made the decision to close his corporate offices in the Philippines which saves the company tens of thousands of dollars every year AND it opens Executive Mosaic’s reach up to hire talent from a local pool to a global pool. Executive Mosaic will also have access to shared commercial space options if space is needed for meetings.
Executive Mosaic isn’t restricted to hire or recruit specifically from the available workforce in Metro Manila. The Philippines consists of over 7,000 islands and many remote provinces. The country is also now wired with internet access, so the company’s newly empowered virtual business has fresh options that were unthinkable before.
Executive Mosaic wants to ensure everyone in the organization is on board using Time Doctor and knows what is expected of them. Everyone has access to their own data and is responsible for holding themselves accountable.
Managers can still manage based on the quality and quantity of work being produced. They can manage without needing to sit in the same room as their team members or department.
Time Doctor is a quick and easy tool that will install within minutes. Upload your email list and in 3-5 minutes everyone in the entire organization can be up and running.
Finding Time Doctor was fortuitous for us!
“We sent an email out to almost 100 of our people asking who wanted to come back to the “old normal” or continue with Time Doctor and our “new normal”?
“Guess how many of our people replied that they wanted the old normal? Zero”, Garrettson answered with a smile.