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Virtual Offices Explained

A virtual office allows business owners and employees to work from different locations using technology.

Employees working for the same company do not need to come to a physical office but choose the location most convenient for them to work.

In the words of Gini Dietrich, CEO of Arment Dietrich, Inc. “virtual offices create an opportunity for people to work whenever they like from wherever they are.”

They will communicate using their computers and cell phones through the internet. Meetings can be conducted via video conferencing, and documents are transmitted electronically.

Although the term “virtual office” is not well-known in Myanmar, the practice is already widespread. In Yangon, it’s common to see professionals from different parts of the world interact online with employees that live locally.

A virtual office combines this flexibility with the prestige of a premium city address and other secretarial services (phone answering, package forwarding, etc.)

Having a virtual office reaps other benefits for both employers and employees. Commute time is reduced to a minimum. Technology costs and lease fees are also cut down.

Your employees’ working day will not be based around a fixed time schedule, and you won’t need to monitor that they come and leave your office on time. On the contrary, their performance will be judged on your pre-set business goals.

A virtual office therefore motivates employees and professionals to work harder and perform well. This means that productivity will grow.

Find out how a virtual office can benefit your company.


References:

Dietrich, G. (2017) “The 7 Key Benefits of Virtual Offices” American Express Company, available at
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/home-sweet-home-the-7-key-benefits-of-virtual-offices/ (accessed April 15, 2017).