Balancing Flexibility And Accountability With OFS – Practical Advice

When it comes to managing remote teams, it’s easy to fall into the trap of focusing solely on accountability. After all, you want to ensure your team delivers quality work and meets deadlines, right? But, from my experience and perspective, accountability and flexibility are two sides of the same coin, equally important for a successful relationship with your Online Filipino Specialist (OFS).

Here’s the deal: If you’re all about accountability with no room for flexibility, be prepared to face some setbacks. 

You might get the job done, but you risk diminishing their loyalty and motivation. In a corporate culture like that of the Philippines, where flexibility is rare, granting your team members the chance to work from home is like winning the lottery.

The benefits are great: no commuting, no unnecessary expenses, and more time with loved ones. However, working from home comes with its unique set of challenges. The flexibility it provides means that your team members might have to deal with personal demands alongside their work responsibilities.

As their boss, showing understanding and flexibility during these moments fosters trust and morale.

It shows them that you trust their abilities and respect their work-life balance. It creates an atmosphere of mutual respect and inspiration. Also, being flexible with your team members doesn’t require much from you, but the rewards are huge. It shows them that you trust their abilities and respect their work-life balance. It creates an atmosphere of mutual respect and inspiration. 

Ultimately, the key is to strike the right balance between holding your team accountable for their work and offering them the flexibility they need to excel. A culture of trust and respect will create a loyal, motivated workforce and ready to go above and beyond for your business. 

At, we allow our team members to work whenever they want, outside of a few shifts for specific tasks, and the results have been astounding. They appreciate the flexibility and, in turn, show their accountability through their daily reports and task assignments.

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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of

Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).

With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.

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