Enabling a borderless world – Building the future of work
A few years back, it was next to impossible to imagine times when people from across the globe would work together, defying the compulsion to be physically present in a workspace. However, after the COVID-19 pandemic, not only has it become a reality, but it has become a new norm. The best minds are coming together and expanding the collaborative work culture beyond limits. This new work culture offers a win-win situation for both employees and employers. Companies can make the most out of the available talents by outsourcing their work to experts worldwide. At the same time, talents deserving best in the industry get access to the desired packages in the market without the compulsion of staying away from their families and friends.
In the last three years, employees and companies alike have realized the importance of family time and how much the work-life balance matters. People are no longer willing to confine their lives within the boundaries of a 9 to 5 job routine. They want to have the ‘me’ time to spend quality time with their family and loved ones. This new aspiration has given birth to several remote-first companies. And, one such company is INSIDEA! It was started as a remote-first company that believes in a borderless world where talented professionals can work from anywhere for any company that values diversity, encourages innovation, and fosters creativity.
INSIDEA makes the world borderless by identifying and recruiting the top remote talent to help their global customers hire full-time or freelance talent remotely & exceptionally. They are building the future of work that brings together the best of both worlds. “At our core, INSIDEA is a team of dreamers, doers, and problem-solvers. With a diverse pool of expertise and an unrelenting passion for quality, we serve the BEST! From clear communicators to ace project managers, we bring our A-game to every project”, asserts Pratik Thakker, Founder & CEO of INSIDEA.
Placing people at the heart of everything
From day one, Pratik has been obsessed with customer satisfaction and ensured his team follows suit. From day one, he has placed people at the heart of everything he does. Whether it’s his employees, partners, clients, or other stakeholders, their satisfaction has always been his top priority. And it’s paid off. “I firmly believe that if you care for your people, they will care for your business. By putting the needs of my customers first, I’ve built long-lasting relationships that have propelled me to the top of my field. It’s not just about making a sale – it’s about making a difference in people’s lives”, he adds further.
He has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, driven by the belief that we are all capable of more than we think and can be stronger than our fears. From a young age, he took inspiration from the likes of the legendary Bill Gates and Steve Jobs and was determined to make a difference in the world. To make his dreams come true, he followed the path of self-dependency by selling firecrackers and pickles as a kid, funded his clothes and toys, and worked tirelessly to excel in every venture he took on. During college, he focused on learning new skills and worked as a salesman in the garments market to master the art of selling.
“I wanted to be the best, a peak performer, and nothing could stop me.”
He learned one of the best business traits during his stint in the stock market trade – resilience. When life presented him with the opportunity to move to Israel with his life partner, Nancy, he seized it with open arms. He knew that it was a chance to grow and become even stronger. He worked with some of the most successful companies in the world. Nevertheless, the sense of homesickness would remind him of his dear ones. Soon, he realized that there would be more people across the globe feeling the same. This sparked the idea of his entrepreneurial venture INSIDEA, which was about creating a world without borders, where anyone could access the same opportunities that he did.
Connecting talented individuals from all over the world with companies that are looking for their skills
INSIDEA is a platform that connects talented individuals from all over the world with companies that are looking for their skills. It’s a movement that breaks down barriers and empowers people to achieve their full potential, no matter where they come from or where they live. INSIDEA is a call to action for all those who believe in the power of possibilities. It’s a reminder that we can create a world where everyone has a chance to succeed, where borders and boundaries are no longer obstacles to our dreams.
Throughout his entrepreneurial journey, Pratik has believed in consistency and efficient systems. Once these two are achieved, there’s nothing you can’t conquer. It’s easy to give up when you don’t see the results of your hard work. But when you’re consistent, no matter what, you will reach your goals one day, and all your hard work will start making sense. “I started out with one like on my first Linkedin post, and now I have the support of 200,000 + people liking and resharing the content they relate to. It is all about consistency!”
On the other hand, efficient systems help to streamline processes, reduce waste, and increase productivity. When systems are in place, tasks can be accomplished faster, and everyone can work more efficiently, leading to improved results. Successful companies prioritizing these two elements can conquer anything and remain relevant in the ever-changing business landscape. However, this doesn’t mean that there won’t be hurdles. Indeed, there would be obstacles, and even INSIDEA had to go through some rough patches. “Staying ahead of the constantly evolving digital landscape is the biggest challenge I have faced and overcome. With emerging technologies and platforms, keeping up with the latest trends and ensuring our strategies are always effective can be challenging.”
Staying up-to-date with the latest industry news and best practices
To overcome this challenge, they prioritize ongoing learning and development, staying up-to-date with the latest industry news and best practices, and investing in new tools and technologies to help deliver exceptional client results. Additionally, they focus on building solid relationships with their clients, understanding their unique needs and goals, and providing tailored solutions that meet their specific requirements and cater to their novel ideas.
“IDEA” is at the heart of “INSIDEA. They’ve got a clever quip about how “Idea” is embedded in the name of INSIDEA. But more than that, they believe ideas are the organization’s lifeblood. That’s why they don’t just encourage them – they celebrate and reward them too. They recognize that innovation and creativity can come from anyone, regardless of their position or background. That’s why they nourish a culture encouraging everyone to share their ideas freely. From brainstorming sessions to innovation challenges, they provide numerous opportunities for their employees to contribute and collaborate in a safe and supportive environment.
There’s a lot to learn from the entrepreneurial journey of Pratik. For someone going into a leadership position for the first time, Pratik advises them to prioritize building solid relationships with team members. Take the time to get to know them, understand their strengths and weaknesses, and create a culture of open communication and collaboration.
Stay true to your vision, surround yourself with like-minded individuals, be open to learning from mistakes, take calculated risks, and persist in your pursuit of success. Always focus on developing skills, both personally and professionally. Keep learning and expanding your knowledge base, and never stop seeking new opportunities to grow and improve. It’s also important to prioritize building strong relationships with colleagues and customers. Be open and responsive to feedback, and always be willing to collaborate and work together to achieve common goals. “Finally, don’t be afraid to take risks and try new things – innovation and creativity are essential for success in today’s fast-paced business environment,” he concludes.
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