Homesourcing…the newest innovation in the business world, how will it effect us? Homesourcing will be a growing trend because it allows individuals to work from home. While working they would be able to deal with their other obligations. It would benefit many people. For individuals with children they have the opportunity to stay home and take care of their children along with the chance to be a part of the child’s growing up experience. As an added bonus they won’t have to pay for a babysitter or a daycare.
Homesourcing could benefit my family because my mom’s job could definitely be homesourced as long as we would have the right internet connections and other communication connections, as well as the right computer programs (spreadsheets, etc.). Her entire job is all done on the computer, so she would easily be able to do all her work at home and then e-mail it to the appropriate people. I think homesourcing could benefit me with my future career if I decided to choose a career that involved computer technology.
Homesourcing could help save money because companies wouldn’t have to go through hassle of starting up an office. They wouldn’t have to rent or buy and office space, they wouldn’t have to buy all the equipment for an office, and the employees wouldn’t have to waste gas to drive to an office building. It would also save the company money if the employees already have the equipment they need at home ready to use. The employees could save money by not having to drive and not having to pay for a babysitter or daycare.
Homesourcing has caused problems because people are isolated and they don’t get out and socialize if they work from home. Homesourcing is also a problem when it comes to people with children. If they are trying to work at home and their children are bothering them they may not be able to work as efficiently as they could in a quiet office. Another problem with homesourcing is if the employees don’t have the right technology at home it makes hassles for the company.
Overall, homesourcing can be very efficient. If you keep the employees happy, the company suffers less.