In this article we are going to discuss the merits and benefits of virtual offices, and given we offer some of the best virtual office space in Melbourne we hope you find the post informative.
When business calls for flexible work hours, virtual offices create an opportunity for people to work whenever they like from wherever they are.
Not only do virtual offices allow for no commute time, low to no technology costs and lower overhead costs, and boosted productivity.
Here are six ways your employees, and your business, can benefit from a virtual office:
- No commute time.
How many steps from the bedroom to the home office? That’s the commute. This is a real productivity booster also.
- Flexibility means using less annual leave days.
Got a morning concert at school, or enjoy working out in the afternoon? This is no longer a problem, the time can simply be made up later in the day, and for the gym goers, there’s a shower at home for them to cool down and get back into work tasks.
- Access to worldwide talent.
Picked up a customer in Melbourne, or perhaps Perth or somewhere else? Need someone to be onsite once a week? A virtual office helps support this concept.
- Lower overheads.
There’s no office rent, no utility payments, no desks, chairs, tables, or many of the associated costs that come with having a brick-and-mortar space. How about technology? No phone system required, desk phones, printers, network kit, the list goes on. All these savings can not only be passed along to clients, but it also helps your profit margin, allowing you to invest more in your people.
- Admin support and the right look.
Your phones are still answered by professional admin teams, messages taken, post received and forwarded, deliveries accepted, and many other great facilities offered that make you look like you occupy that office address, yet you have the flexibility and freedom of working from home, along with offering this to all of your staff.
- Productivity increases.
Shifting from monitoring when people arrive to work and when they leave to establishing specific goals, you’ll see an increase in productivity almost immediately. If employees meet or exceed their goals, you keep and reward them. Letting employees work remotely also decreases turnover because people are generally happier.
While the virtual office concept doesn’t work for every business, a virtual office offers a strong alternative to a traditional office environment. If you are looking for virtual office space in Melbourne we’d love to have a chat.