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Lower Stress Levels With Virtual Office Space

NEW YORK-Still feeling stressed out? You are not alone. Many Americans continue to report chronic work stress, according to the American Psychological Association.

For example, two out of five (41 percent) employees report that they typically feel tense or stressed out during the workday. Commonly cited causes of work stress include low salaries (46 percent), lack of opportunities for growth or advancement (41 percent), too heavy a workload (41 percent), long hours (37 percent) and unclear job expectations (35 percent).

Virtual offices are not a panacea for workplace stress, but virtual offices can certainly alleviate some stress. By allowing employees to telecommute from a virtual office, for example, you can make up—at least a little bit—for low salaries. Studies show employees value working from virtual offices and would take less pay. They also save on gas money.

The workload and long hours may not go away just because employees work from a virtual office, but you may be able to get more done in less time. By eliminating the drive time, you can get more work done and by eliminating the distractions common to office life, you can also boost your productivity. And if hours are long, at least working from a virtual office gives employees a chance to take a power nap or a walk around the block to break the tension.

Lower stress levels, better overall health and greater engagement from tools like virtual offices? The research proves it. Of course, we’re not surprised. We are seeing these sorts of results every day from clients who rent our virtual office space in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and beyond. Now, the world is just taking more notice of the value-added benefits of virtual office space.

Workshifting Hitting Mainstream as Virtual Office, Mobility Rises

SANTA CLARA, CA—Workshifting. It’s part of the virtual office users’ lifestyle—and it’s also a part of the modern mobile workstyle.

According to the Citrix Global Workshifting Index, there’s been a dramatic rise in the number of companies that are allowing workshifting for all or part of their workforce. Specifically, 93 percent of organizations will have implemented workshifting policies by 2013. That’s up from 37 percent today.

Access to technology is enabling mobile workstyles, which breed productivity anywhere and at any time. Virtual offices and mobile workstyles go hand in hand, so I wasn’t surprised to see the results of this survey. But it’s interesting to see just how strongly some IT decision makers are embracing it. IT decision makers are citing several benefits to workshifting, including:

  • Giving people the flexibility to choose the ideal time, place and device for their work. Seventy one percent of respondents indicated that they are using workshifting policies to enable people to work from anywhere and 63 percent to enable people to work from home when required. Home-based virtual offices are one option.

  • Reducing real-estate, travel and labor costs through flex-work, telework and alternative workplace strategies. Cost savings are among the main drivers for workshifting with the reduction of HR-related costs at 45 percent, improved ability to recruit workers in lower-cost regions at 39 percent, reduction of real estate costs at 38 percent and contribution to environmental sustainability at 26 percent.

  • Attracting and retaining the best people through flex-work, telework and alternative workplace strategies. Fifty one percent of IT decision makers indicated that have implemented workshifting policies to help attract and retain top talent. Nearly half of respondents also indicated that workshifting enables organizations to tap into a broader labor pool by facilitating collaboration with and among outsourcing partners, contractors, business partners, temporary workers and consultants.

Can you see the virtual office tie in here? Virtual offices help enable the growing workshifting trend. With virtual office technologies you can avoid heavy investments in the infrastructure required to work from any time and anywhere.

El Segundo Virtual Offices Put You 30 Minutes From Downtown Los Angeles

EL SEGUNDO, CA—El Segundo is home to about 16,000 people and several Fortune 500 companies. At just 5.5 square miles, El Segundo may be small but it is ideally situated for the travel demands of businesses.

According to the City of El Segundo, any spot in the community is just minutes away from LAX, the 105 and 405 freeways, MTA bus depot, and Metro Green Line rail station. El Segundo is also less than 30 minutes from Downtown Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and Santa Monica. El Segundo also has the fifth largest port in the United States.

You can rent virtual office space from Davinci Virtual at the El Segundo Executive Suites. Located at 222 N. Sepulveda Blvd., these El Segundo virtual offices give you everything you need to launch a professional presence in a hurry.

With this El Segundo virtual office space, you get a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, and a lobby greeter to welcome any guests who come to pick up or drop off packages and more.

Davinci Virtual’s El Segundo virtual office start at just $100. This virtual office space in El Segundo also makes available conference room rental for $25 to $40 an hour and day time office space for $10 to $35 an hour. If you need a place to hang your professional license, this El Segundo virtual office space can also provide this service.

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Virtual Office Jobs See More Growth in February

BOULDER, CO—National Telework Week is underway. But what’s the state of the virtual office jobs market? What industries are most likely to allow telecommuting all year long?

That’s the question FlexJobs sets out to answer in its March report, which highlights career industries with flexible job growth, the saturation of jobs by state, who's hiring and which people are working flexibly.

"Telecommuting has long been considered an uncommon work arrangement, but that simply isn't true anymore. Although only 2.8 million people work exclusively at home, there are 15 to 20 million people who currently telecommute part-time, and another 44 million who telecommute occasionally," says Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. "Also, considering how working from home is typically associated with women, it is interesting to see that men and women work from home at almost identical levels."

FlexJobs’ February Flexible Jobs Index analyzes the availability of flexible job openings in 50 career fields. February's numbers indicated strong volume for telecommuting, part-time, and freelance jobs. All of this means more people are working from virtual office space.

The job categories with the greatest opportunity for virtual office workers include:

1.    Medical & Health Jobs
2.    Education & Training Jobs
3.    Administrative Jobs
4.    Sales Jobs
5.    Computer & IT Jobs

The fields with the largest increase in flexible jobs from January are:

1.    Government & Politics jobs had an impressive jump of 137%.
2.    Insurance jobs great by a very respectable 46.21%.
3.    Environmental & Green jobs grew by 38.95%.
4.    Customer Service jobs grew by a solid 25.89%.
5.    Account Management jobs had a strong showing with 24.03% growth.

"Flexible jobs that offer telecommuting, freelance, part-time or alternative schedules continue to grow and be a very viable professional option. Just two short years ago, FlexJobs had 2,000 listings and now are quickly headed toward the 10,000 mark," says Fell. "It will be interesting to see if National Telework Week inspires companies to open the doors for more telecommute and flexible job options."

If you are looking for a virtual office job, FlexJobs is one of the best resources online to find one. By keeping its finger on the pulse of virtual office jobs, FlexJobs has set itself apart as a credible resource for telecommuters looking for the benefits associated with working from a virtual office.

Did Jerry Maguire Use a Virtual Office Space?

LOS ANGELES—Ever wanted to meet the real Jerry Maguire?

Leigh Steinberg, super-sports agent, attorney and inspiration for the film "Jerry Maguire" will be featured on the award-winning free interactive online video series called CredibilityLIVE. Davinci Virtual Office Solutions is sponsoring the interview.

Steinberg will talk about his rise to becoming a super sports agent who negotiated more than $2 billion in contracts and more recent challenges he has overcome in his personal and professional life. He will also share his personal insights into the art of negotiation. The video interview will be conducted live online and will allow for online questions from the general public on March 8 at 2 p.m PST at www.credibilitylive.com.

Why is Davinci Virtual Office Solutions sponsoring the event? One reason is because part of credibility is presenting a professional business image. Credibility, in both business and personal affairs, is an important asset that can take a long time to build, but can be easily lost or damaged. Virtual office space can give your business credibility.

CredibilityLIVE is an interactive, online video series that allows small business owners to dialogue with industry-leading experts who provide strategies and insights to entrepreneurs who want to build business credibility and ultimately grow their businesses. One of those strategies is virtual office space.

With Davinci Virtual Office Solutions, entrepreneurs and small business owners can get a prime business address to make a good first impression on clients. Virtual offices also offer mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter to welcome guests and much more. You can also rent conference rooms and day office space from virtual office providers like Davinci Virtual.

So when you want to boost your credibility—whether you are doing business in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Miami or somewhere else in the world—give Davinci a call and get your virtual office activated today. So, to answer the headline: I don’t know whether Jerry Maguire used a virtual office or not. But you can increase your credibility if you do.