Through the years, many billionaire philanthropists like Warren Buffet of Berkshire Hathaway, and Michael and Susan Dell of Dell Computers, have been paying close attention to issues and are taking their actions by donating monetary help or by building foundations that work with other non-government organizations.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 36 million Americans ended up jobless, which led to a 2.2 % increase in the percentage of the homeless. Because of this, more efforts than before are needed to address the crisis.
The Billionaire’s Solution to Homelessness
Recently, the tech billionaire Elon Musk has made headlines after creating a poll on Twitter about whether the latter should convert their office space into a facility for the homeless, just like what Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Inc. did. The poll garnered a lot of attention, with the majority voting to agree with what Elon Musk suggested. As of today, the tweet has already been deleted.
A lot of billionaire philanthropists, such as Bill and Melinda Gates of Microsoft, have already started addressing issues like homelessness long ago. But unfortunately, homelessness is an undying issue in the community. With that being said, our collective efforts are needed to address the issue. It is best to seek out permanent solutions such as converting office spaces to homeless facilities.
Why Should You Reconsider Leasing an Office Space?
Small businesses or start-ups are very careful when it comes to the cost management of their businesses. If there is a way to save on operational costs, they should grab it. One obvious solution is NOT to lease office space. Leasing an office space is costly because it depends on the location. If the office space is located in an area where there is a lot of foot traffic, expect that the cost of the space is high.
A start-up founder or small business owner would think twice about leasing an office space, especially if their business can be operated at home. Remote work or hiring virtual staff has been the norm ever since the pandemic struck. It is not a surprise that 97% of workers desire some form of remote work. Plus, leasing an office space does not end with the rent itself. There are a lot of other fees to consider, such as maintenance fees, parking fees, etc. Imagine the amount of money you will save if you don’t have to get yourself stuck in a leasing contract!
Working Remotely is a Two-Way Street
It is a known fact that hiring virtual staff can save you money on operational costs and still work the same way as if you are in a physical office. But there are always two sides to a coin. As the business owner or founder, you will save on operational costs and leasing payments, help families stay together, and create the real work-life balance that everyone is longing for.
Earlier this year, a poll created by Morning Consult resulted in 55% of remote workers quitting their jobs rather than going back to the office. This is applicable to the US and in other countries, especially in the BPO or call center industry. 50% of companies are pushing for a complete back-to-office setting. The lack of flexibility in the workplace is one of the factors that resulted in this high percentage of workers preferring to work remotely. People realized that they could work remotely and still be productive. They don’t have to spend on transportation fees or gas, and they are able to maximize their time with their families.
We now know that commercial spaces such as an office can be turned into a facility that can help the community, just like what Amazon, Inc. did. Switching to remote working or hiring a virtual staff is the way to move forward. Are you in or out?