Davinci Virtual Blog



Scottsdale Virtual Offices Make Corporate Expansion Affordable

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.-Scottsdale is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east—and rated among the nation’s most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business with year after year.

Downtown Scottsdale is home to more than 90 restaurants, 320 retail shops and more than 809 art galleries. It’s been said that corporate leaders who vacation in Scottsdale wind up discovering a business community and a lifestyle ideal for a successful business.

Scottsdale offers a diverse, entrepreneurial business community. Some of the key industries in Scottsdale are high tech, biotechnology, healthcare and medical, research and development and business and professional services.

Whether you are a resident of Scottsdale launching a new business venture or want to expand your company into Scottsdale with minimal overhead costs, a virtual office space is the most economical way to move ahead.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has three virtual office locations in Scottsdale: Kierland Business Center, Scottsdale Business Center and Executive Suites of Scottsdale. Our Scottsdale virtual offices are near Paradise Valley, North Phoenix and North Scottsdale.

At the Kierland Business Center, which is located at 7047 E. Greenway Parkway, you can rent Scottsdale virtual office space for just $95 a month. The Scottsdale Business Center, located at 17470 Pacesetter Way, offers virtual office space for the same rate. If you are looking for an even more affordable virtual office space in Scottsdale, you can opt for the Executive Suites of Scottsdale at 10575 North 114th Street.

All of Davinci’s Scottsdale virtual offices offer you a prime business address, mail and package receipt, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter, a client drop off and pick up point and on-demand conference rooms. If you want to offer a professional business image in Scottsdale, any of these three virtual office locations will serve you well.

Check out this video on Scottsdale:


Study: Flexible Work Hours Help Attract Young Professionals

Young professionals want more than a good job. They want to use social media, mobile devices, and the Internet more freely in the workplace—and they want flexible work hours.

In fact, they want all of this so much that these factors are strong enough to influence their job choice—sometimes more than salary. So says an international study from Cisco’s latest Connected World Technology Report.

The report highlight’s the younger generation workforce's demand to work remotely with more flexibility in their choice of devices. This demand illustrates the importance of the relationship between the Internet, workforce culture, and companies' competitive advantages, and surprisingly indicates that traditional methods of attracting and retaining young employees may be less important as the 'Millennial' generation comprises more of the workforce.

Employees are expecting greater work flexibility. At least one in four employees (29%) globally said the absence of remote access would influence their job decisions, such as leaving companies sooner rather than later, slacking off, or declining job offers outright. This hints that companies needs to deploy alternative workplace strategies that allow telecommuting from virtual offices.

Three out of 10 students globally (29%) feel that once they begin working, it will be their right—more than a privilege—to be able to work remotely with a flexible schedule. Think about it. Virtual office technologies are more and more being considered a right more than a privilege. Although we’ve seen this with Gen X and Gen Y, the next generation of professionals are pushing the virtual office envelope.

Seven of 10 college students (70%) believe it is unnecessary to be in the office regularly, with the exception of an important meeting. In fact, one in four feel their productivity would increase if they were allowed to work from home or remotely. The global figures were mirrored by employees as well, with 69% believing office attendance was unnecessary on a regular basis. Younger professionals want to work from a virtual office. They want to be mobile.

The future of the workplace is coming upon us quickly. As these young professionals mature and become the leaders of corporations, they will drive virtual office technologies deeper into the enterprise. But until then, many will choose to work for companies that already are.

Check out this YouTube video on creating flexible workplaces:


Use a Virtual Office? Enter to Win an Essay Contest.

Survey Offers Lessons Multigenerational Virtual Office Users

There are many considerations in a multigenerational workforce—especially in workforces that are becoming more mobile and more distributed. With a alternative workplace strategies gaining momentum, this is a topic that demands attention.

Think about it: Is your boss younger than you? Are you communicating well with each other? How does the distributed workforce impact the multigenerational workplace mix?

A new survey from Pitney Bowes reveals that 20 percent of the 231 attendees at the Direct Marketing Association’s DMA: 2011 Conference & Exhibition are reporting to a younger supervisor. Especially in creative industries, this is probably not all that unusual. But the truth is most workforces have a mix of Baby Boomers who are about to retire, Generation Xers at the peak of their career and Millennials who are just starting out.

"Companies are working toward creating a more inclusive work environment. This means equitable messaging for all employees, regardless of how and where they work," says Susan Johnson, vice president of Executive Succession and Diversity Strategies, Pitney Bowes Inc. "Effective diversity strategies now address regional, generational and even technological differences found throughout the workforce."

Notice that Johnson mentioned “where they work” and “regional” differences. With the rose of telecommuting and mobile workers, these are notable issues indeed. When combined with multigenerational communication styles, it’s important to understand the unique characteristics of each age group and know how to motivate and communicate with mobile and telecommuting employees in virtual offices.

Pitney Bowes offers some tips for companies with multigenerational workforces. If you are a telecommuter, virtual office user, mobile worker or road warrior, these tips can help you communicate more effectively.

The first key is to emphasize the strengths of each generation and instill these values into the workplace:

Baby Boomers tend to thrive on individualism.
Gen Xers often are drawn to entrepreneurialism.
Millennials may have an affinity for teamwork.

Next, consider communications channel preferences:

Baby Boomers are most familiar and comfortable with email.
Generation X is flexible and savvy with most channels and technologies.
Millennials are constantly connected and turn first to text or instant message rather than talking.

"As companies master customer communications management, they should also apply this strategy with their own employees,” Johnson says. “Sending the right message in the right channel to each generation in this challenging economic environment may lead to increased productivity and morale."

Check out this video on the multigenerational workforce:


Tucson Virtual Office Workers Spur Diverse Economy

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Also known as the Optics Valley, Tucson is a diverse city with plenty of opportunity. Tucson is known as the premier health services center for the Southwest, the astronomy center of the world, home of a premier research institution and a tourism destination.

The Tucson metropolitan area is home to more than 750,000 residents—and it adds another 2,000 new residents each month. That makes Tucson Arizona’s second largest city behind Phoenix.

Copper mining is one of the most traditional Tucson industries, but the economy today is based on the arts, tourism, manufacturing and high tech industries, according to City-Data.com. In fact, the site reports that manufacturing activity has doubled in the last 10 years. Companies that call Tucson home include 3M, Burr-Brown, Environmental Arts Products, AlliedSignal, Weiser, Lock, Raytheon and Krueger Industries.

Technology is also a growing sector. The Milkin Institute ranked Tucson seventh on its list of “Best Performing City with more than 300 local information technology companies. Virtual office users are playing their role in sparking the Tucson economy as it grows more high tech.

You can rent Tucson virtual office space from Davinci Virtual Office Solutions for just $105 a month. Davinci has virtual office space at the Tucson Executive Suites. Located at 333 N. Wilmont Road, this virtual office offers you a solid business address that will impress clients who stop by to drop off packages or send you mail.

When you rent this Tucson virtual office space you also get access to a business support center and a lobby greeter is there on staff to handle any visitors who may come to pick up packages or meet you in a conference room. You can rent a conference room by the hour, or even rent a day office on demand at this virtual office space.

Check out this video on Tucson: