Scaling is an issue in many industries, especially for small enterprises or startups. However, the team at Nerd Cloud discovered why scaling is more important than even-- and CTOs (Chief Technology Officers) need to be responsible for the process.
After we finished interviewing growth company CTOs, the results of our study showed that over 80% of quickly growing tech companies are struggling to grow. This is due to the lack of internal team scaling models available.
A Chief Technology officer is excellent at crafting software scalability, but may not be great at team scalability. This is because team scalability may not be as much of a priority for CTOs until pressure is put on them by sales departments or other areas of the company. In some cases, it’ll just be too late, and the company’s growth will slow quite a bit.
Here are some details of what our study found:
Outsourcing or offshore development models as they stand currently are not ideal for growing companies. However, scaling up internal teams up will not be wholly possible because of a lack of talent and high risks involved. So how can the growth problem be solved and scalability be improved within a growth company?
There are a number of methods a growth company’s CTO can take to manifest internal scaling: