The outsourcing phenomenon is constantly changing. Recently, we discussed the new trends in outsourcing, which involves hiring a thrid-party provider to handle other parts of the business. Aside from call center services, departments such as human resources, healthcare, marketing and communications are already being outsourced to BPOs throughout the country.
However, apparently the changes do not stop there. A new form of outsourcing is swiftly emerging in Australia and New Zealand–lifestyle management.
What is lifestyle management?
Studies show that people are busier today than before, especially those who have multiple jobs. Many full-time employees work for more than 35 hours per week. Women spend an average of 2.6 hours on regular household activities, while men spend 2 hours. These statistics do not include the time spent in performing other errands. Tasks such as shopping for groceries, researching product price comparisons, or looking for items that are not alway
By hiring your own lifestyle manager, you can focus on activities that you really want to do. Lifestyle management companies offer the perfect solution for people who are tired of worrying about mundane tasks. (ie. booking restaurant reservations and sending flowers) Some companies can even take on unusual tasks such as caring for their clients during hangovers and searching for their pets in other countries.
Through outsourcing some lifestyle tasks, people can enjoy life and lessen distractions in doing their job or spending time with the family. This form of outsourcing may just be the solution to every working individual’s woes, especially professionals, expatriates, and corporate executives. We think this form of outsourcing has great potential in the Philippines–too bad it’s not here yet. How about you? Will you outsource your life to a Filipino?