Achieving a greener business is an objective of many companies and agencies, and telework is proving to be a way to meet such goals. From less required office space to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions during employees’ commutes, telework is a vehicle that facilitates important, greener changes in the way business is done.
Not only do environmentally-friendly business practices catch the attention of prospective employees and customers who care about nurturing the planet, but the greener business can also obtain tax credits and incentives from the federal and state government for energy efficiency and renewable energy efforts.
Taking the First Steps toward Green Business
It can be overwhelming for companies and organizations to consider a change in business practices in an effort to become greener. However, the effort doesn’t have to be an all or nothing strategy. By taking small steps and making earth-conscious choices day-by-day and week-by-week businesses can take strides toward the goal of a green business.
Enabling more employees to telework is a great place to begin. Telework, especially in areas like the DC Metro Area where traffic congestion is a major issue, enables employees to reduce gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. When the right DC telework solutions are in place, the result is more productive employees who spend less time on the road, polluting the air while fighting traffic, and more time focused on work tasks.
The move to telework also means businesses can significantly reduce or even eliminate permanent office space. With fewer employees in the office on a daily basis, companies no longer require large facilities and numerous work spaces. Instead, they can choose to use that money to support other areas of the business, while utilizing on-demand DC meeting rooms and Washington virtual office space at a fraction of the cost.
DC Virtual Offices Meet Green Objectives, Benefit Business
Washington DC virtual offices and DC meeting rooms offer the best of the best in professional office space to companies and organizations of all sizes. They are ideal for DC government contractors who require office space in convenient Metro location for meetings and trainings.
These on-demand physical workspaces are available through an easy online reservation system that helps workers to determine the best space and location for their purposes. With more than 34 locations throughout the DC Metro Area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia, it is easy to eliminate lengthy commutes for workers and clients by finding a professional spot in a central location.
The combination of Washington virtual offices and DC telework solutions covers all of the bases for businesses that want to make a greener impact on their environment. Less permanent office space means less waste. Businesses only use the on-demand DC meeting rooms when they need them and other times can work productively and efficiently from home or another convenient remote location. Innovative telework technology, including VoIP platforms, allow remote employees to access all of the tools and information necessary to complete essential business tasks anywhere they have wireless Internet.
Take the first step toward a green business by making greener choices that not only benefit the planet but also improve business practices. Protecting the planet has never been easier or more rewarding, and with the right telework solutions and physical workplace solutions in place it has never been more beneficial to business.
For more information on Washington Virtual Office, DC Meeting Rooms, 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.