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Virtual Offices Help Dads Maximize Paternity Leave

NEW YORK-Is work keeping new dads from maximizing their paternity leave? Forty-three percent of dads who had a child in the last three years reported they didn't take any paternity leave. But leveraging the benefits of virtual offices could change those numbers.

Working dads who took some paternity leave said they felt pressured by work to come back early. So says CareerBuilder's annual Father's Day survey.

The stress of prolonged economic uncertainty post-recession appears to have affected more working fathers' balance between professional and family life. Thirty-six percent of dads reported they bring home work from the office, up from 27 percent in 2008.

Meanwhile, 35 percent of working dads said they would consider trading their careers for a role of staying home with the kids if their spouse or partner made enough money to support the family. And 33 percent of working dads reported they would take a pay cut if it meant they have more quality time at home.

"For many households, the recession has affected family life as much as personal finances," says Alex Green, general counsel for CareerBuilder and father of three. "Many families need dual incomes, and post-recession work environments often entail longer hours. Fortunately, we see more dads taking advantage of flexible work arrangements to try to make up the difference and have more quality time with their families."

And therein lies the key words: flexible work. Flexible work strategies can help new dads on paternity leave maximize their time with their newborn. Virtual offices give dad the flexibility he needs to work during odd hours, as well work during what would otherwise be commuting time. And virtual offices let dad work in his pajamas at 5 a.m. before the baby wakes up if he has to.
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Should Virtual Office Users Do Social Media While Working?

TROY, MICH.—The proliferation of social media, and in particular, the blurring of personal and professional networks is causing unease among workers, with almost 30 percent globally, now believing it is acceptable to use social media for personal use while at work. But how does that apply to virtual office workers?

First, let’s look at the big picture. Workers express serious reservations about the spread of social media into work. Forty-three percent agree that it impacts adversely on productivity while 47 percent also express concern that mixing personal and professional connections through social media could lead to problems in the workplace. So says the latest survey results from the Kelly Global Workforce Index.

Here are some additional findings from the survey:


  • 24% say it’s acceptable to share opinions about work with friends and colleagues on social media.

  • 12% have been told to stop using social media at work.

  • 30% are more inclined to search for jobs via social media than through traditional methods such as newspapers, online job boards and recruitment firms.


So, here’s the deal. A mere 12 percent have been told to stop using social media at work. But when you work in a virtual office environment, it’s less obvious what you are doing with your time. At the same time, some people have to use social media as part of their jobs, especially if they are in communications fields. Is quickly checking a personal message from your virtual office a big deal?

I think the key for the virtual office user is to stay focused, just like any other worker in any other environment. Ultimately, virtual office workers shouldn’t be checking personal social media accounts during work hours. But everyone gets breaks and lunch hours. The issue is that social media can be consuming and a few minutes can become an hour. So it goes back to the cardinal rule for virtual office users: discipline.
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VIDEO: Davinci Virtual Office Offers 3,000-Plus Meeting Rooms

NEW YORK—Every deal has a starting point. Project the image your business deserves. Whether you need a state of the art conference room, a spacious training room, or a private day office, Davinci Virtual Office Solutions offers you the meeting space you need to succeed. (And, of course, we offer plenty of virtual offices, too.)

Through Davinci Virtual Office Solutions meeting rooms platform, you now have access to more than 3,000 fully loaded meeting rooms around the world to meet and greet client prospects in an environment that is designed to project professionalism. Davinci meeting rooms are located at business centers in well known locations, just like our virtual offices.

Booking your next meeting could not be easier. Reserve your meeting space by the hour or by the day whenever you need it instantly online. Best of all, Davinci meeting spaces offer you the latest in business support and technology, including audio and video conferencing, presentation tools, LCD projects and plasma screens, wireless high-speed Internet, and an on-site receptionist, business services, catering and more.

Let Davinci Virtual Office Solutions take care of your meeting space so you can focus on running your meeting. Meeting space packages start at only $10 an hour. Check out this video to see all of this in living color. And be sure to check out our virtual office space, too.

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VIDEO: Ready to Join the Virtual Office Revolution?

NEW YORK-Have you checked out Davinci Virtual’s YouTube channel yet? We’ve got some great new videos on there, including the one below called “Virtual Office Locations: Be Part of the Virtual Revolution.”

The video contends that the traditional office is dead and invites you to be part of the virtual office revolution. The video argues that the way we do business has changed. Working 9 to 5 is a thing of the past and being tied to a desk is an outdated concept.

If you an entrepreneur, it’s likely that you crave both mobility and flexibility—and Davinci Virtual Office solutions offers both.

Davinci virtual office locations provide you with a killer business address, mail forwarding services, optional lobby directory listings, access to fully loaded meeting spaces and a wide variety of cutting-edge business services. Use your address for business licensing or registration and market your new company address on search engines and Internet directories.

So check out the video below. It’s only about a minute long and it will give you a quick overview of why you should join more than 25,000 forward-thinking professionals and choose from more than 850 business locations around the world, like virtual offices in New York, virtual offices in Los Angeles, virtual offices in London, virtual offices in Beijing and beyond.

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