THE BENEFITS OF OUTSOURCING PROJECTS & CONTRACT WORK
By outsourcing work to private contractors businesses can get work done and maintain productivity while minimising payroll expense. While “employment” may by comparison seem safer, more secure, working as a private contractor also promises better pay and the flexibility to live a more balanced, family orientated lifestyle.
FUTURE MODELS OF FLEXIBLE WORK
At Worknow we support a more entrepreneurial work ethic and are developing ways to help people find and connect with project contract work opportunities.
Integrity of Communication
I came to odds once, with a baby boomer manager, who directed me to “spin” some benefits in a communication to potential clients that I had been working with.
“It’s marketing 101,” she insisted, when I defended my copy as being honest and direct. There were no benefits for the client that I could fathom and when I raised this point she urged that I had best “learn how to spin” marketing copy.
“So you want me to learn to lie,” I thought.
In response I told her that I valued open, honest communication and while I was happy for my draft to be altered, I would not put my name to a communication that I did not support or believe.
Now, we both cared about the project but that I did not “comply” with her direction was solely a values based decision. I did not want to comprise my being open and honest to learn how to “spin” invented benefits for our clients.
I perhaps naively thought such values would be respected but as time showed, she saw me as creating barriers to getting work done rather than being a person of integrity.