How to Effectively Scale Engineering Teams in a World of Hybrid Work: Key Lessons from Startups and Big Tech
The ongoing pandemic has profoundly changed the world of work and accelerated the trend towards more flexibility at work. Recent research has shown that hybrid work might remain as the default even post-covid, which has allowed companies to consider using more external talent in various projects where they are lacking internal expertise.
This whitepaper gives insights on how companies can reap the benefits of blended team models of freelancers and permanent workers to scale their engineering teams effectively. Examples from some of the world’s most successful companies are provided to examine how this can be beneficial and what its effects on a company’s operations might be. Moreover, various considerations and methods for scaling teams are analyzed. Finally, lessons learnt from Casana’s own experience of deploying freelance experts in the dynamic startup ecosystem are shared.