Dude, Who Moved My Office? Mobile Workers Unite!
For the past 12 months we have been experimenting with some Rescue Mission staff being mobile workers, not having a set office at a Rescue Mission site, but rather a laptop, cell phone and a place to file your papers and pick up your mail (a dock). Up until now, there have only been a few people who have been mobile workers, mainly those whose job has been outside of the Rescue Mission walls. Now I’m expanding the group, and I’m in it.
Our Mobile TRM work group will consist of those staff that fit one of the following three groups:
1. Your job is over two or more Rescue Mission Sites (HR, Operations, etc.)
2. Your clients are outside the walls of the Rescue Mission (alumni, donors, some case-managers)
3. Your work is for and with the greater community (donor relationships, CEO, volunteers)
Here’s how this works. Each mobile worker is designated a docking area, a place where they can pick up their mail and file their papers. The Mobile worker will be able to use any of the conference spaces at our sites, or any public spaces (coffee shops, etc) to do their work and meet with those they work with.
For me, I’ll be docking at Admin and opening my office for others to use as another conference space. Alvin Helms, our COO, will also be docking at Admin from this point forward and being a mobile worker – since his work is spread across all sites.
Our mobile workers will be having weekly get-togethers to encourage each other and share how we can be more effective workers. The first of which will be Monday the 17th at Forza on Pearl St. in Tacoma, 8:30am
If you have any ideas on how we can make this work group function effectively, or if you are interested in being part of this work group, please let me know.
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