When there were financial problems in businesses, one of the main actions that have been used were to cut the payroll.
How many cases of people being fired have we heard, specially during crisis times.
But is ultimately the best alternative?
Businesses need human capital to keep running, otherwise letting all the to do tasks to one person can be overwhelming.
But also, when there is financial stress, or the need to reduce costs, firing people should not be the first solution.
With the recent trend of remote work, it is possible now to give people more advantages than disadvantages.
What I do consider the future of work, is that for some employees it could be beneficial to work on a on-demand base work, meaning that they are just required for some tasks and not for their- 9-5 time.
What ultimately businesses need from some people are their results because of their qualities and experiences. The outcome is over more important, that just filling a chair.
More and more people are willing to go under such types of scheme of work, due to personal reasons, other professional projects that they want to develop, or simply because they do waste lots of their time waiting for tasks to to.
Long term might be more beneficial for a business, no matter if it is small or big, to build a relationship with a trustful employee that can keep the mutual cooperation.