No, Moofing in not something to do with cows, it is the new way of working that is set to be the future of the workplace – it is next generation working!!
So what is it then? Moofer (from the acronym; Mobile Out of Office) is a term used to describe the new breed of worker that sees the office as just one location that’s key to their job rather than the only location. Moofers understand that work is something you do – not somewhere you go. They work smarter not harder and have a better work-life balance. The JV website between Microsoft and The Work Foundation provides a good starting point!
We need to redefine the term ‘office work’. The workplace should be enjoyable and productive, but first we need to change our attitude towards office work. Whilst in the office, workers need to interact with their colleagues. “Use office time for face-to-face meetings and other interpersonal activities saving the reports, presentations and other more cerebral stuff for a location better suited to total concentration”. This new approach is at the forefront of moofing; a new way of working that is set to be the future of the workplace.