In today’s global business environment, it’s becoming increasingly popular to work from home, run businesses remotely and say goodbye to the old traditional office setting. Doing business in this way can save both time and money and can be more advantageous in terms of growing your business over time. More and more business owners are choosing to operate of what is known as a ‘virtual office’, allowing them to have a virtual staff to help with the more mundane aspects of running their business as well as an office address in an established office building.
You can have a virtual office located in any number of locations across the globe. Servcorp Office Rentals are available in a number of major cities in Australia, New Zealand and Philippines and the advantages speak for themselves. We are going to look at just six of the key advantages virtual offices can offer to business owners looking to expand and grow their operations.
- No Commute
The amount of time people spend commuting to and from work each day is staggering. By cutting down on your commute or in this case, eliminating it altogether, you can spend more time on doing what you do best. You will find that this additional time will help you become more productive and you will be more focused on the tasks at hand, instead of worrying about the long commute home at the end of the day.
- Be More Flexible
Maybe you want to spend the afternoon at your child’s soccer game. Or you would prefer to work through lunch and finish up earlier today. Perhaps you just operate better in the evening. Whatever the case, a virtual office allows you the flexibility to conduct business on your own terms. You are no longer impeded by the confines of traditional business hours. Being more flexible ultimately leads to using less holiday time being taken which means increased productivity overall.
- Decrease Your Overheads
When your office is virtual, you don’t need to worry about leases, electricity, heating, and all of the other bills that come with a brick and mortar setup. You certainly don’t need to pay to get a decorator in to keep the place looking its best. Keeping your overheads down means increased profits. Alternatively, you can pass that saving onto your customers, offering them better value and putting you one step ahead of your competitors.
- Increase Productivity
With a virtual staff, you won’t spend the same amount of time monitoring your staff as you would in a traditional office setting. Allowing any current staff you have the opportunity to work remotely will mean a happier staff on all fronts. This leads to increased productivity and an overall more effective business.
- Larger Talent Pool
Operating in a virtual office, you can have access to staff members from anywhere on the planet. You can liaise with programmers from India, accountants in Singapore and graphic designers in the Philippines. Hiring staff in different time zones can work to your advantage allowing you to be an extra day ahead of your clients in terms of production. Bringing together the best staff from around the world, is another great advantage of working in a virtual office.
The Way of The Future
With technology improving all the time and the world becoming an increasingly smaller place, you can be sure that virtual offices are the way of the future. Business owners will be able to work beyond the limitations of a traditional office setting and take advantage of technology and a global workforce, elevating their business to an entirely new level.