Virtual Offices: The Future of the Workplace?

April 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Virtual offices are quickly becoming the new go-to working environment for business professionals, law firms, accountants, and start-up entrepreneurs. The virtual office combines off-site live communication and office services so that people can work remotely, but still easily access business amenities.

Virtual offices are gaining popularity, especially with the shift toward self-employment caused by the recent economic downturn. People can now work remotely or from home, but still be able to communicate with their clients and co-workers. Small businesses no longer have to concern themselves with renting office space, and can instead pay for virtual office services which are much less costly.

Virtual offices first gained prominence by way of global businesses that required the use of a temporary or shared office space when traveling on business. The clientele for these virtual offices now seems to be changing, however, with more companies simply seeking a space that will provide them with a business address, telephone number, and temporary meeting space. Not only are virtual offices cheaper for big conglomerates, they also allow small business owners to access services like remote receptionists and remote assistants.

The benefits of virtual offices enable businesses to work remotely with all the required amenities and services within easy reach. Office services such as reception, boardrooms, telephone lines, mail services, executive suites, temporary meeting spaces and support staff are available within virtual offices. This kind of office space can be personalized and tailored for individual businesses by providing them with their own business address, telephone number, voicemail service, and administrative office staff.

Virtual offices are quickly becoming the solution for finding support services that allow companies to focus directly on their own clients and work. Clients of virtual offices are largely comprised of law firms, accountants, real estate workers, entrepreneurs, start-up companies, people working in finance, and remote workers. Virtual office facilities can be utilized by any kind of business in an economical way that allows them to access office space and communication services on an as-needed basis. Businesses can trim costs by eliminating the expense of having a personal receptionist and paying monthly rent, for example.

Rent is often the second highest expense for smaller businesses. This has led business professionals to work remotely from home, at coffee shops, or other public locations. Virtual offices are providing such individuals with access to a professional working space equipped with the technology and support services to benefit their overall efficiency. Business professionals can access virtual offices to check in on their messages, mail, and get administrative support while still working remotely.

Virtual offices pride themselves in providing exceptional customer services for business clients. They work hard to maintain the professional image of individual businesses utilizing their office services. Virtual offices offer businesses all of the comforts of a full-time office without all of the costs. Perhaps the biggest draw towards virtual offices is the reassurance of administrative support services while being able to focus on what matters most to a business: their clients, their products, and providing their services to others.

Technology is changing the workplace. Watch this video from ABC to see how companies are adapting to new workplace trends:

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