Recent trends in customer service show that the use of the virtual office has seen a rise. More than 250,000 Americans work “virtually” from home, preferring low stress home environments and flexible hours over office politics and a set work schedule.[spacer]
What is contributing to the rise of the work at home (WAH) virtual office?[column size=”1/1″][note note_color=”#EFEFEF”]Easy Technology.
More and more homes in the United States have access to high-speed broadband connectivity. Technology like printers, video conferencing equipment, high speed computers, and home office suites have become more affordable, so almost anyone can buy or rent all of the components needed for a home office.[/note][/column] [column size=”1/2″ last=”0″][note note_color=”#EFEFEF”]WAH Increases Productivity.
Recent studies have proven that people who work from home are more productive than when working in a traditional office environment. The lack of chatter, background noise, co-worker activity, and supervisor checkups makes virtual professionals more productive in shorter periods of time.[/note][/column] [column size=”1/2″ last=”1″][note note_color=”#EFEFEF”]Saves Businesses Money.
Virtual offices save businesses money in labor and overhead. A recent business report states that the average mid-sized company can save at least $10,000 per year by outsourcing business functions. These savings are derived from reduced turnover, office space rental, reduced utilities, and more productivity.[/note][/column] [column size=”1/2″ last=”0″][note note_color=”#EFEFEF”]Virtual Professionals save Money.
The boss is not the only who saves money. The average WAH employee will save between $2,000 and $6,800 per year. This savings comes mainly from a reduction in fuel costs and the cost of lunch .[/note][/column] [column size=”1/2″ last=”1″][note note_color=”#EFEFEF”]The Government Loves the Virtual Office.
In a country where municipalities, cities, and states are running out of real estate, the United States government offers tax incentives for telework programs because they don’t require any extra real estate.[/note][/column]
The virtual office needs hard working professionals to assist businesses around the world. These are only a few of the benefits that this booming industry offers. Begin a rewarding career as a virtual professional now.