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Destined for Digital Why More Businesses Are Transitioning to Virtual Offices

18 April 2018 No Comment

Indonesia’s vibrant culture, comprised of a multi-lingual population, is teeming with opportunities to engage with your inner entrepreneur. While you might find tackling local laws and permits challenging, finding office space is no longer an issue. With virtual office solutions, you can find reasonable office space that allows your business to grow.

In fact, for many savvy entrepreneurs, the days of making the daily trek to the office have long passed, as more and more businesses are taking advantage of office leasing that allows them to work remotely. More than just being a convenient way to work, much less allowing you to work in your pyjamas, the virtual office allows professionals in different locations to work comfortably as a unit while reducing operating costs. For those working in Indonesia, though, this office plan is A viable option to those who cannot afford premium office space or those not familiar with the country’s infrastructure.

Continue reading for more information as to why more businesses are transitioning from conventional office plans to the virtual office.

Cost-Savings

With the virtual office, businesses only incur costs related to the use of the facilities, as opposed to renting the entire building or office and paying monthly for amenities. Just in terms of overhead, professionals save thousands yearly in rent and utilities. For example, Servcorp, an international office solutions company, provides plans that fit out your business with premium office space and high quality IT services.

A few of the amenities included with Servcorp’s virtual offices are administrative staffing, access to board and conference rooms worldwide, networking events, a business address and phone number, and many times their locations are smack dab in the middle of some of the most prestigious business centres. Like Servcorp’s plans, many leases allow you to scale your business up or down depending on growth. Ultimately, you save in terms of the monthly costs to rent and maintain an office and in terms of relocating, if necessary.

On top of these savings, both employers and their employees save as well. If you have ever done the stop-and-go crawl in a commuter abyss where you wait for your exit ramp after an hour plus drive from the office, the virtual office saves you money in gas and wear and tear on your vehicle. In addition to this daily hassle, just think, you save money on skipping the daily trek to your local coffee house for that bun and latte.

Productivity

Another major reason that businesses are moving to virtual offices is related to productivity levels. In a traditional office set up, you might find your employees milling about the office between breaks or engaged in chatter in the breakroom throughout the workday, and let’s not count the numerous coffee breaks that can add up over time. Not to say that your employees are indolent, but that time does eat into your profits.

What the virtual office has done for employer and employee is it has made the time at the office more productive. As opposed to spending eight hours behind a desk and only meeting with supervisors maybe once or twice a month, professionals complete most of their work remotely and typically check in with their supervisors when necessary. Ultimately, this arrangement translates into your workers actually working while at work.

Top-Notch Talent

Another major reason why the virtual office is a better solution for those working remotely is it allows hiring managers to choose employees from a larger talent pool. With traditional office setups, hiring typically occurs with those in a geographical region, which in some cases, limits those companies from hiring people who might be highly qualified for a position simply because of lack of proximity. The virtual office almost encourages remote working situations where hiring managers can choose from some of the most highly qualified candidates around the world, not the country, the world.

Transitioning into a Global Existence

With a workforce, that is increasingly finding that technology is removing some of the barriers to their own productivity, the virtual office has become more than a trend for savvy business owners in Indonesia.

Furthermore, the virtual office will continue to be at the helm of revolutionising the way many companies work, as the world gets smaller and communication technologies allow humans to engage each other quickly and more effectively. For businesses, the transition to virtual offices translates into not only saving money but to more meaningful engagement opportunities with their staffs.

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