BCBS Does Telecommuting in Illinois
In case you are wondering how corporate America is adopting virtual offices, look no further than Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Illinois.
Although the insurance company recently announced it was closing an office in Campaign, the 90 people who worked there won’t be collecting unemployment benefits. That’s because BCBS has adopted telecommuting. BCBS workers can either drive to the Danville office or work from a home office, in which case virtual office technologies will be part of the mix.
This isn’t a new move for BCBS. The company actually started the telecommuting program a couple of years ago as a competitive benefit. In BCBS’ experience, the telecommuting option helps the insurer retain the best and brightest workers by offering greater work-life balance and cutting down on gas costs.
Although BCBS probably has the infrastructure and virtual office technologies, other companies in Illinois may not. Davinci Virtual offers virtual offices across Illinois, including Aurora, Chicago, Joilet, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Schaumburg, and Warrenville.
In fact, Davinci Virtual has five virtual offices in Chicago alone, including conference rooms for rent in the Chicago Corporate Tower, Avenue Business Center, Wacker Drive Business Center, The Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower), and Chicago Riverside Plaza.
Let’s look at the Chicago Corporate Tower location as an example. Located at 300 South Wacker Drive, you can rent a virtual office at this prime business address for as little as $95 a month. For this price, you also get mail and package support, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter to impress your visitors who come to meet in the conference room or drop off or pick up packages. At the Chicago Corporate Tower, you can rent a conference room for between $25 and $40 an hour.
So whether you are a Fortune 500 company looking for practical ways to allow your workers to telecommute or an entrepreneur bootstrapping your fledgling business, consider how virtual office space in Chicago can make you more productive—and more professional.
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