Work In The Vicinity Concept
What a concept!! This work arrangement will be a hit with millennial’s, even future generations. Who does not like flexibility? Employers are you listening?
If you do not get the work from home benefit, the Work In the Vicinity Concept or its acronym [WIV-C] spelled as View-See concept is the next best thing.
Have you heard about Work in the Vicinity Concept or view-see concept?
Meet Milind, a 15 plus year IT professional. He just got of the metro and is heading to work. But why is he not entering his office building? Looks like he is heading straight to a park close-by.
Is he going to work from the park, maybe? But first let’s learn what is view-see concept?
Information Technology Professionals are in high demand, and are difficult to hire and retain, unless employers provide better benefits. Say, like work from home benefit – if employees can do their job from home, this is much better than working in a constraint environment with less access to fresh air and space. But this concept has stagnated lately.
The big problem companies have is that during an IT emergency, it is easier to work when on-site. Also, face to face meetings at work has its own advantages compared to say skype meetings. So, most companies are hesitant to provide the work from home benefit.
But, is there a middle ground? Milind thought about this – can we work in the vicinity of the workplace. Say at a park close-by or say at a coffee house or a breakfast joint? And we could walk along the road – we never know when and where that next big idea hits. This is the “Work in the Vicinity Concept” or by its acronym view-see concept.
He negotiated this idea with his client and convinced his management. Now he is more productive by working in a more conducive environment, where ideas would easily flow. So, instead of walking into the building he goes to work next door at the park. He could easily walk into the building for any work-emergency or impromptu meetings.
He may stop at by the coffee house at will.
He just got a message from his manager. He will be at her office in just 5 minutes.
If he decides to take a short walk close-by, he could. It is a quality time helps him solidify any ideas lingering in his mind.
How about some yoga at the park?
It is lunch time, He stopped by a place for a good meal. This enables him to take a healthy meal, rather than gulping down some fast food at work. Really, we are talking about a higher quality of life.
During inclement weather, or if he gets a message from his client for any reason, being closeby has its advantages.
His management did notice the drastic improvement in his performance.
Hold-on, why is still in his cube at his work?
The idea is surreal and almost like a dream! A dream! Everywhere he goes all he hears is his name and applause. And some very loud ones as if someone is trying to wake him up.
Do not miss the ending.