Telework: The New Way of Doing Business

June 24th, 2010

Long gone are the days in which workers must face a lengthy daily commute in order to complete work tasks and attend meetings in an office setting. Business solutions such as telework, FlexDesk, virtual office services, and executive office suites make it possible for employees to do everything necessary to perform on the job without being at the office. Working remotely, decreasing wasted commute time and increasing productivity is the new way of doing business.

In today’s fast-paced world, businesses require a higher level of flexibility. It isn’t always possible for company owners and employees to spend 8 to 10 consecutive hours in the office each day. That is exactly why innovative solutions like telework are literally strengthening businesses of all types and sizes from the inside out. With the best communications solutions in place and the latest, cutting-edge technology at their fingertips, employees utilizing telework services accomplish more work in less time.

Whether employees are working from the comfort of their home offices or from the waiting room of a doctor’s office as they take their child to an appointment, productivity continues unhindered by the location. Thanks to a VoIP platform, employees can access all of their essential information anywhere they have Internet access, making it easy to conduct business as usual in a variety of places.

Go to the Office Only When You Need It

Telework solutions coupled with access to offices and meeting rooms when necessary actually eliminate the need for a permanent office location. Businesses can significantly cut costs on real estate, utilities and more when they adopt this new way of doing business. Rather than renting or purchasing an office, they can choose from affordable Flex Desk solutions that provide access to a private furnished office, meeting rooms, training rooms, and a prestigious business address to receive mail and project a big business identity.

There are executive offices and meeting room locations throughout the Metro DC area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia, meaning DC area teleworkers are always near a professional office when they need one. So instead of hopping on the Interstate for a tiring commute, employees can get to important office work and meetings sooner, saving time and increasing productivity.

Better Business for Employers and Employees Alike

More and more businesses are beginning to realize the benefits of telework for not only company production but also employee retention and morale. Being able to work remotely means employees can avoid the common disruptions of office life and instead sharpen their focus on work activities. Likewise, they require less leave-time, because it is easier for them to schedule in necessary appointments and personal activities around work when they have what they need to accomplish work tasks at their fingertips.

In addition to important factors like productivity and cost, telework is a smart solution for businesses owners who care about retaining quality employees. The freedom and flexibility offered to teleworkers creates satisfied and loyal employees who tend to stay with the company because they can achieve an ideal work-life balance.

New times call for innovative solutions. Outdated business practices are unable to cover a transitioning business world. Telework is paving the way for businesses to stay current and relevant, while breaking down barriers to productivity and profitability.

For more information on Telework, Executive Office Spaces, FlexDesk and other cost-effective business solutions visit Metro Offices online at www.metroffice.com.

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Kathlene Buchanan is the president and founder of Metro Offices, one of the premiere, women-owned, executive office centers in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. With presence in 8 different locations throughout the capital area, Metro Offices offers a full range of innovative business solutions and advanced technologies to help businesses compete in today’s transitioning business environment. Buchanan has been in the industry since 1979, and Metro Offices has been operating since 1989 with locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.