Friday, January 20, 2012

Why charities should be shedworking

The marvellous Mary's Meals won the Garden Office category in the 2011 Shed of the Year competition and according to Helen Simmons at Third Sector, more charities should consider following their lead. Simmons's argument is that shedworking, and homeworking in general, "might save on more than tea bags". Here's a snippet:
"I have heard of a number of charities moving in the past six months towards operating in a 'virtual office', leapfrogging the hot desk concept and moving straight to comprehensive home working. By leaving only the very core processing functions in a small rented space, or by outsourcing them altogether, they are looking at the possibility of everyone else working permanently from home in the future - and thereby slashing one of their high fixed costs."
She points out that it might not suit all charities but that it's an option well worth considering. And we agree.
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1 comment:

  1. Moving to a more virtual environment can save a lot of businesses and organizations lots of money. We recently moved to a virtual office singapore instead of opening an office there. This way we can provide costumer care without all the expenses of lunching a new branch abroad.