Posted on Oct 05, 2011
in IT Management
Your business is growing and you’re ready to expand. The problem is, rent is on the rise and your office hasn’t been designed with characteristics of a clown car or a can of sardines. Managers in the business world often overlook off-site options because they are not consistent with the idea of having one cohesive office in order for a culture to develop. In spite of this belief, the off-site model allows a company to further their productivity and growth if circumstances do not allow a physical expansion, or until a project has been completed.
The benefits of the off-site model compare and surpass internal models for those who fit the mold. Depending on what department is in need of assistance, it can be a financial savior as well. Here are some reasons why this philosophy has gained such popularity:
1. Faster Response
Finding a capable off-site employee means quicker responsiveness to changes in the client’s needs due to their flexibility. When you hire someone to work on one specific project, it is automatically their professional priority because they are not burdened with the demands of an office. They are also in close proximity to the company, so are able to respond to the changing needs of the company.
2. Clear Perception
Physical proximity helps to understand the client’s needs in a better way. When a contractor understands the area and demographic of the client, then they will be able to clearly identify their company and goals. It is also easier for the contractor to adjust their perspective should the goals change throughout the course of the project.
3. Good Synchronization
There is better coordination between the client’s team and contractor. Due to the geographical proximity involved in the off-site model between the client and the service provider, the client will only have access to limited technical expertise, which could affect the quality of work that could have been received by going for service providers beyond their geographical boundary. Who wants to pay for something that they don’t need?