I usually don’t like trends. Remember Crocs? Ugg boots? Leggings? I fought them all – and won. But one of the trends I’m seeing lately that I fully support is that of virtual offices. Nonprofits are able to enlarge their talent pool and lower overhead costs by expanding geographic boundaries.
As Drew Ryun, president of The John Hancock Committee for the States, puts it:
“In the virtual age we live in, it is not always necessary to have people sitting behind desks from 9-5 every day of the week. To respond to the ideology we constantly combat, our version of light infantry is needed. With the right staff coupled with virtual officing, we can quickly place staff where we need them when we need them and produce the results we want.”
Remote working situations are not ideal for everyone, but I urge you to consider it if you think it might work for your organization. And for the love of Pete, throw out those Uggs already!