DC Government Contractors Find Homes Away from Home through Virtual Offices
March 18, 2011 by Mike Certoma
When it comes to DC government contractors, anything that makes life on the road a bit easier and a bit more like home is more than welcome. A lifestyle that moves around from state to state, city to city, and even country to country is not one that’s heavily focused on stability and the comforts of home.
With transience the norm, even simple tasks like getting work done on time, and in relative comfort and security, are less than simple. With more and more government contractors entering the workforce, and projects being completed more quickly than ever, adaptability is the name of the game. One of the best tools available to DC government contractors is the virtual office, offering the much-needed productivity tools and little touches of home that a busy life on the road demands, while also presenting options for short-term, no-obligation solutions that suit the lifestyles of such constantly on-the-move professionals.
Typically equipped with all the modern conveniences and benefits of the traditional office environment, a virtual office is appealing to modern D.C. government contractors from more than a standpoint of convenience. For many government employees, security and confidentiality are major concerns, making it less than prudent to work in commonly used hotspots such as coffee shops or cyber cafes.
Virtual offices are secure and private, and depending upon the level of security needed, are protected by key cards, access codes, and even boast private receptionists and administrative staff. Mail is processed through the address of a large, well-known office building, rather than through a P.O. Box, making it easier to comply with government regulations when away from home. Some facilities even offer highly-secure mail service, meaning only a limited number of administrative staff will have access to ingoing and outgoing documents.
In addition to the enhanced security that D.C. government contractors need, a virtual office offers distinct advantage to the traveling government employee. Flexibility is key, because with a virtual office, there’s the choice to work from the hotel, home, the office, or anywhere else you may desire. With a remote workspace, you’re in control of when you work and how you communicate with others, and you’re able to enhance productivity by making the commute only when it’s truly necessary, and during the hours it suits you.
You’ll also receive a comprehensive list of business and administrative support options that suit your busy lifestyle, and offer the flexibility and quality service it’s necessary for you to rely upon. As a D.C government contractor, this will free you from the burden of tasks that take valuable time and energy away from your work, and leave you with the peace of mind that comes from having a well-organized, efficient support staff in your corner.
The life of a busy D.C. government contractor certainly has challenges, in addition to a number of great rewards, but the benefits of a virtual office will help you establish the closest thing possible to a home away from home. Whether you’re in town for two weeks, two months, or even two years, this adds immensely to the value of both your time at work, and away from the office.
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.