Certain roles and positions do not require full-time resources. However, there is a tendency to think you can only fill a role with a full-time person. If there is not enough role-related work for that person, you usually end up with one of two suboptimal scenarios:
• You give the person other work and responsibilities outside their core role. This can expand the person’s horizons but can be inefficient because you do not have an expert to do the noncore tasks.
• The person slow-walks the assignments to fit into a full day’s work.
You can avoid these scenarios with well-managed, on-demand staff.
On-demand, fractional and virtual are all terms used for a part-time person and are roughly interchangeable. The concept has been around for decades and has