In yet another example of organizations executing alternative workplace strategies, Porcupine United Way in Timmins, Ontario has shuttered its physical office space and moved in, so to speak, to a virtual office. The non-profit says the move will save it thousands of dollars.

Angelo Lia, Porcupine United Way Board President, says the board and staff made the decision after evaluating ways to reduce operating costs to allow more dollars to flow into supporting community services.

“We feel this is the right time to move to an electronic environment,” Lia says. “We have seen limited ‘walk in’ business at our previous location, have invested dollars in technology, and have a strong board-staff relationship. Given the nature of our work, we believe it is more productive to have our staff available to the community in a more flexible manner.”

Like Porcupine United Way, more organizations—large and small—are evaluating alternative workplace strategies. Virtual offices are a key part of any alternative workplace strategy. Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has eight virtual office facilities in Ontario, spanning from Markham to Toronto to Mississauga.

With a virtual office space from Davinci Virtual, organizations can slash office expenses to a tiny fraction of traditional office space costs without compromising a professional image or productivity. Davinci Virtual offices offer a prime business address for mail and package receipt, and a long list of add-on services, like virtual receptionists, virtual assistants and web conferencing.