Virtual Office Trends
LOS ANGELES—The unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in more than three and a half years. Employee confidence appears to be stabilizing. That means it’s time to work harder to retain your best and brightest employees. One way to do that is to allow them to telecommute from a virtual office.
According to the Glassdoor Q4 Employment Confidence Survey, 48 percent of employees—including those self-employed—expect their company’s outlook to stay the same in the next six months. That’s up eight points from the prior quarter.
What’s more, of those who reported a positive change at their company in the past six months, 65 percent were awarded new perks—such as the option to work remotely, casual dress, flexible work hours. Virtual office opportunities are indeed becoming more normative in the modern workplace. Read more... top ▲
HONG KONG—Want the prestige of officing in a prime Hong Kong office tower without paying prime Hong Kong office tower prices? You can do that with a Hong Kong virtual office.
You can rent Hong Kong virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at One Island East. Located 18 Westlands Road in Hong Kong, Davinci offers virtual offices there for prices starting at just $60 a month. That’s a steal for virtual office space in Hong Kong.
One Island East is a mega skyscraper in Taikoo Place on Island East in Hong Kong. This commercial office building is 69 stories tall and has two basement levels. There’s also a sky lobby on the 37th and 38th floors. The building comes equipped with 28 high speed elevators.
Island East offers about 9.76 million square feet of prime commercial space and high-end hotel accommodation. Matching world-class infrastructure with sophisticated specifications, Island East’s provisions promise a high quality solution for today’s business, staff and client. Read more... top ▲
LOS ANGELES—This is the time of year when you sit down and write out your New Year’s resolutions—or at least tell your friends how you are vowing to improve your life. But New Year’s resolutions also apply to your business—and a virtual assistant should be on your list.
You should make hiring a virtual assistant a New Year’s resolution because a good virtual assistant can help you work smarter, faster and more efficiently than you ever thought possible. A well-trained virtual assistant can help you drive new revenue streams into your business in 2013 and find better work-life balance to boot.
Virtual assistants can handle tasks that you shouldn’t have to spend your time on, from customer service to social media and beyond. A good virtual assistant can take mundane tasks off your hands so that you can focus on your core capabilities, client meetings and revenue-producing work. Read more... top ▲
LOS ANGELES-I was reading an excellent article in MoneyWatch about virtual offices called “5 ways to make telecommuting work for you.” The article tackles real issues virtual office users face, like people who think that just because you telecommute from home means you have time to deal with their drama during business hours.
Then there’s the problem of phone lines or Internet connections going down or the fax machine breaking or computer glitches. When that happens, virtual office users can’t typically just pick up the phone and call IT to the rescue. Recent studies also show that virtual office workers tend to work longer hours, though that’s debatable.
So how can you make a virtual office work for you amid all these challenges? Get real practical and plan ahead. The article suggests five ways to do this. I’ll give the main point from the article and expound on it based on my own virtual office experience. Read more... top ▲
MIAMI—Happy New Year! Well, it’s officially 2013. It’s a new day, a new month, a new year. Are you ready to drive productivity to new heights?
One way you can work smarter, faster and more efficiently is by tapping into virtual office space. Virtual offices offer many benefits, but study after study after study show some consistent advantages of virtual offices.
For example, virtual offices save you commuting time, which makes you more productive. Saving commuting time also means saving commuting expenses, i.e. gas. And with gas prices what they are today, that’s no small matter. Of course, if you work in a virtual office you can also reduce your food expenses because you don’t have to buy coffee, lunch and snacks outside the house. Read more... top ▲
PHILADELPHIA—Most workers are expressing their intention to seek new employment somewhere else. Of course that’s nothing new. It’s been the same story for the past four years. So says a new survey from Right Management.
Could allowing employees to work from a virtual office help stem that dissatisfaction? Let’s look at the full story.
Specifically, 86 percent of employees said they plan to actively look for a new position in 2013—and another 8 percent said they may do so and are already networking. Only 5 percent intend to stay in their current position.
“At a minimum, the survey findings are a sign of considerable job dissatisfaction throughout North America,” says Owen J. Sullivan, CE of Right Management. “The constant drumbeat of downsizing coupled with the expectation to do more with less has put an added amount of stress on workers.” Read more... top ▲
HONG KONG—If you are looking for a low-cost way to enter the Hong Kong market, a Hong Kong virtual office is just what the entrepreneur and multinational firm alike ordered. You can find affordable virtual office space in Hong Kong on King’s Road.
In case you aren’t familiar with King’s Road, it’s a major east-west street along the northern shore of Hong Kong island. King’s Road extends from Causeway Bay to Sai Wan Ho. The famous Sunbeam Theatre is on King’s Road, which was named in 1935 in honor of the Silver Jubilee of King George V’s reign.
You can rent Hong Kong virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at Cambridge House. Located at 979 King’s Road in Hong Kong, Davinci offers virtual offices there for prices starting at just $60 a month. This is quite a bargain for the impressive glass-and-steal office tower. Read more... top ▲
MIAMI—If you celebrate Christmas, then I have two words for you: Merry Christmas! If you are looking for a belated Christmas gift for your mobile working friends, why not offer a subscription to a virtual office?
Many people are offering subscriptions to Netflix or Hulu or some other entertainment service this holiday season. But what better gift is there for a productivity-minded entrepreneur or on-the-go mobile worker than virtual offices and virtual office technologies?
You can activate a virtual office subscription right now, with just a few clicks, and your entrepreneurial friend won’t even know you forgot to pick up a gift! We offer virtual offices in New York, virtual offices in Los Angeles, virtual offices in Toronto, and virtual offices just about anywhere else in the world. Read more... top ▲
HONG KONG—Hong Kong virtual offices are all the rage—and there are plenty of prestigious virtual office locations to choose from. Indeed, at various price ranges there is something for every virtual office user.
One recommended location on the luxury side is at Minmetals Tower Executive Centre. This virtual office space is located in China Minmetals Tower, which was built in 1991. This 17-story office tower has a glass exterior that demands attention. It’s an impressive location indeed to hold meetings and an impressive street address to include on your business cards.
China Minmetals Tower is located in Tsim Sha Tsui, a transport hub that’s close to East Tsim Sha Tsui station. There is also underground access to the MTR, fast connections to the Kowloon Airport Express station, and access to the East Rail system. The Hong Kong tower is also close to the Central Cross Harbour tunnel. Read more... top ▲
SALT LAKE CITY, UT—When mobile workers talk, we listen! And mobile workers are talking—on smartphones. But mobile workers are doing much more than talking on their smartphones, they are searching for products and services that make their lives easier.
That’s why Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has rolled out its first website exclusively designed for smartphone-toting mobile workers. The new site has been built from the ground up to give iPhone and Android smart phone visitors an easy to navigate and properly formatted website experience.
“The release of Davinci’s new website designed exclusively for mobile smart phone users shows our commitment to provide visitors with the best website experience possible,” says Bill Grodnik, CEO of Davinci Virtual. “We have seen a very strong increase in web searches performed from mobile devices so it was only logical to build a site that is designed for it.” Read more... top ▲