Businesses have a lot to consider as they try to remain competitive and keep up with a transitioning business environment. Telework Solutions combined with on-demand DC office space are proving to be the secret weapons for DC Metro Area businesses and federal agencies that are seeking out new and improved ways to do business. Below are five business problems solved through telework and DC office space solutions:
1. It’s hard to promote a professional image when you don’t have an office or your office is less than professional.
Whether your business is a start-up, home-based business, federal agency or a corporation, promoting a professional image to clients and work associates is essential to stay competitive. However, in some cases a business is unable to have an elaborate, professional office environment or meeting rooms to conduct important business meetings and client presentations. Other times, the business is home-based or a start-up business without access to an equipped office atmosphere. DC office space and Executive Offices provide any business, large or small, with access to the services and fully-equipped office spaces necessary to promote a professional image.
2. I want to help my employees to telework in an effort to cut office space requirements and costs, but I don’t know where to begin.
Metro Offices provides the support necessary to help businesses transition from an office-based work environment to telework. Whether there is a need for technical support, receptionist support or administrative support, Metro’s telework packages come with assistance to maximize efficiency and productivity from Day One of a new telework program.
3. I don’t need a permanent office facility every day, I just need a physical workplace once in a while to conduct meetings and take care of other business tasks. What is an affordable option for occasional use of DC office space?
With Metro Office’s on-demand Washington DC meeting rooms and virtual office space, you have access not only to a professional meeting room but also to all of the equipment and services necessary to conduct the meeting. Whether you need a professional voice to answer your phone, a prestigious Metro DC area business address to collect your mail and put on your business cards, or a convenient Washington virtual office location to meet your clients – Metro Offices has the workplace solution for your business.
Clients can reserve an office by the hour or day. We have eight locations available in DC, MD and VA. For clients who require meeting facilities in other parts of the world, Metro Offices will connect them with 1,200 meeting rooms worldwide through an easy-to-use online reservation system.
4. Telework sounds like a great idea, but my employees need to have secure access to essential information. How can they obtain what they need through telework?
Thanks to Metro Office’s partnership with Officescape—the largest telework provider in the country—DC Metro Area employees can work from anywhere they have Internet capability, accessing all essential information through use of a VOIP platform. VoIP technology provides increased flexibility and productivity—two biggies in today’s transitioning and mobile business world.
With these innovative transmission technologies business owners and staff members can use the phone while simultaneously accessing all other essential programs and browsing the Internet. It is a multitasker’s greatest tool! Whether you are running business-related errands or are on vacation with the family and need to handle some business issues, VoIP makes it possible for you to take care of business anytime, anywhere.
5. I’m interested in incorporating telework into my company’s business practices, but I fear my workers will waste time or spend time on non-job-related tasks. How can I be sure my teleworkers are productive?
Studies have revealed that telework actually maintains and in some cases increases productivity. No commute. No office chit chat. No office donut delivery. No jokes of the day from the office clown. When you telework, you deal with less disruptions and can maximize the time you spend working. No lengthy commute means workers have more time to work and far less headaches.
There will always be workers who do not do their jobs, but this is the case in and out of the traditional office environment. Managers can put in place an accountability system to help teleworkers stay on task and reach business goals.
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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.