I have seen the future …
I’m sorry it didn’t work out well for your business, but let me tell you what I saw.
I saw an “outsourcing” industry making it easy for business of all sizes to employ global teams. I saw that it was the norm for senior staff in Australia to manage the output quality of skilled offshore teams costing one fifth of a similar team in Australia. I saw Australian SMEs with as little as two offshore staff, and major corporations with offshore teams of 14,000. And believe me, this future was a lot brighter than most people could have imagined in 2015.
But back to you. I know you thought you were doing the right thing when you chose to hire only Australian staff, but didn’t you realise how much the world was changing? While you were convinced that having an offshore team was a bad idea, your competitors were figuring out how to make it work.