The 51-year-old heads an internationally successful company with more than 100 employees.
Although he often cannot go out of his house for months and spends most of the time in bed because of his serious illness (CFS – Chronic fatigue syndrome), he runs an internationally successful company with more than 100 employees – Khalid Nadeem Arif (51 years), founder and CEO of outsourcing4work.
The impressive story of this brave man from Groß-Gerau shows how much people can achieve despite difficult circumstances. And that even what could be considered a negative stroke of fate always bring opportunities with them.
A slogan with potential: outsourcing4work – remote solutions
The development of the remote model of outsourcing4work begins long before Corona. And it is a prime example for companies that are successfully involved in the field of digital infrastructure. More than ten years ago, the Pakistani entrepreneur Khalid Nadeem Arif took the decision to focus intensively on working in the home office. The reason for this was an illness that made it impossible for him to get out of bed at times. Instead of giving up on his company, he gradually developed it into a 100% remote company.
The IT and personnel services company now employs people from all over the world with more than 100 employees from 17 countries. They all work together remotely. Guided and supported by the man who at the beginning of his career could hardly have foreseen the growth his remote model would one day reach. As a provider of Indian IT experts, the innovative infrastructure is also a central core of the business model.
Sometimes Khalid Nadeem Arif is a little surprised by his own strength: “Today I often can’t go out of the house for months and lie in bed most of the time,” says Arif [https://youtu.be/ncyN1TnoJRc]. “As soon as my health allows, I start to work until I have to recover again in a very quiet and dark room. Despite my illnesses, today, by the grace of God, I live a happy and very grateful life. I have been running my company outsourcing4work GmbH for many years, mainly from my bed”.
The friendly man from Gross-Gerau has such a positive influence that his enthusiasm and eagerness can inspire people in a similar situation. And that is exactly his goal: to motivate and empower men and women with disabilities.
Diverse future plans
With his example, Khalid Nadeem Arif does not only want to encourage ill and disabled people, he also wants to support anyone interested in discovering the possibilities of remote work for themselves. In addition, the enthusiastic man wants to continue growing internationally with his 100% remote company and to create 1,000 new jobs in Pakistan in the next five years – primarily as remote jobs, of course. “One of the positive aspects of my illnesses is that they have made me an expert in remote work,” explains Khalid Nadeem Arif with a smile and is already thinking about his next big project: from his bed in Germany, he wants to make an economically underdeveloped city in Pakistan into an IT hub for remote work.
An introduction to the company
In a company-internal memo, Arif explains to every new employee how he runs the company despite massive health restrictions, how the cooperation with employees works, and what other work opportunities exist at outsourcing4work. Khalid Nadeem Arif and his team from outsourcing4work are also informing people outside the company about the various possibilities of remote work. The company organizes a variety of events [https://www.outsourcing4work.de/events/] and on December 10th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. a webinar entitled “Remote work – this is how people with disabilities can benefit” took place.
The life of Khalid Nadeem Arif
- Born 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan
- Started martial arts at the age of 8 and studied it for 20 years.
- Immigrated to Sweden when he was 15.
- Came to Germany at the age of 16 and has lived in Germany ever since. Is a grateful owner of German citizenship.
- Became an entrepreneur at the age of 24.
- At 38, developed CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome). Also suffers from Chronic Pain Syndrome and Severe Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Is severely disabled (GdB 80) and has a disability level 2.
“Today I can often not go out of my house for months and lie in bed most of the time. As soon as my health allows it, I start to work until I have to recover again in a very quiet and dark room. As soon as my health allows it again, I’ll start working …
Despite my illnesses, today, by the grace of God, I live a happy and very grateful life. I have been running my company outsourcing4work GmbH for many years, mainly from my bed. outsourcing4work is an IT and personnel services company with more than 100 employees who live in 17 countries and work remotely.
Because I could no longer drive to the office due to the severity of my illnesses and was forced to work from home, I converted my entire company into a 100% remote company almost 10 years ago.”
- With my example, I would like to encourage ill and disabled people not to give up and to support them in using the possibilities of remote work for themselves.
- I want to continue to grow internationally with my 100% remote company.
- I want to create 1,000 new jobs in Pakistan in the next 5 years. Primarily remote jobs are to be created. One of the positive effects of my illnesses is that it has made me an expert in remote work.
- From my bed in Germany, I plan to make an economically underdeveloped city in Pakistan into an IT hub for remote work. Detailed information on why I started the 1000Jobs4Rabwah project in Pakistan and what my plan is can be found at https://1000jobs4rabwah.com/.