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Telecommuters More Satisfied than Office Workers

Virtual Offices Make National Work From Home Day A Reality

Wouldn’t you like to work from home? More than 50,000 Canadians would.

Workers in Canada have pledged their support for a “National Work From Home Day.”
These Canadians actually pitched their idea to the House of Commons.

According to a recent poll for Workopolis, 39 percent of Canadians said the most important benefit associated with working from home would be a reduction in traffic congestion and pollution

"As a nation we need to rethink the world of work and the option to work from home should be part of that national discussion," says Mike Savage, Member of Parliament for Dartmouth-Cole Harbor. "It's good for the environment and work-life balance, and will improve our nation's productivity, which adds to greater business success.”

Numbers Don’t Lie
The Harris / Decima poll commissioned by Workopolis reveals that 51 percent of Canadians said they would be willing to use their own resources, such as their own personal computer, to work from home. Twenty-eight percent indicated they would work longer hours, and 19 percent even said they would take a pay cut to be able to work from home. Another 16 percent of workers would give up vacation days to take advantage of the added flexibility a work from home day would provide.

Telecommuting is a win-win for employees and employers. Greater work-life balance and lower stress are strong selling points for working from home. The home worker can transition from down time to work time in seconds and accommodate typical family responsibilities with little or no impact on the working day. Employers stand to gain from a lower employee turnover rate and greater productivity. And offering a work from home option is also seen as a perk by many employees and can help an organization attract and retain top talent.

Virtual Office Technologies Help
Davinci Virtual Office Solutions is glad to see initiatives like National Work From Home Day. This could give employers and employees a like an opportunity to test out alternative workplace strategies. Davinci offers the virtual office solutions and virtual office technologies that make alternative workplace strategies possible.

For example, Live Receptionist services mean your employees can work from anywhere and still have calls answered by a professional receptionist in the name of the company. The Live Receptionist can route the calls directly to the employee’s home office, cell phone, or wherever else they happen to be. Virtual office technologies like web conferencing make it possible to have productive team meetings even when several employees are working from their home offices.

We’ll have to wait and see if Canada approves a National Work From Home Day. But we believe it’s a groundbreaking idea that could open the eyes of many to the benefits of alternative workplace strategies enabled by virtual office solutions.

Check out this video on the proposed National Work From Home Day.


London Snow Storm Highlights Needs for Virtual Office Technologies

BBC News reports that almost 25 percent of schools across the United Kingdom have been shut down by heavy snow. In total, 7,000 schools have closed down—some for the third day in a row. What’s more, London’s Gatwick airport, the second busiest in the United Kingdom, has seen shut downs. Edinburgh and London City also shut down for a period.

Few were expecting it. In fact, this is the earliest such snowfall since 1993. Roads are frozen. Traffic is hectic. Buses were pulled from service. The tubes are crowded or stalled. And there’s no immediate end in sight. British Weather Services predict the icy weather will last at least through Dec. 8.

This is where virtual office technologies come in handy. Virtual office space and virtual office technologies help professionals continue working when they have to stay home with kids who attend schools that have been shut down, can’t drive on icy roads, and can’t fly out of local airports. Indeed, virtual office space can keep the economy moving despite the weather.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions offers many virtual office locations across the United Kingdom and Europe. Specifically, Davinci offers virtual office solutions in Birmingham, Harrow, Heathrow, London, Manchester, Reading and Edinburgh. In fact, Davinci offers nine virtual office locations in London alone.

Let’s take a look at the Southampton Row London virtual office location. You can rent virtual office space at this location for as little as $115 a month. This is a prime business address in London where you can continue receiving your mail despite the weather. This virtual office location will forward your mail to you wherever you are in the world for a nominal fee. And when it’s not snowing, you can access business support services there. There’s also a lobby greeter and you can even rent a conference room on demand.

Check out his video on the current conditions of London’s snow-in.


Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 is Boom for D.C. Virtual Offices

It’s official. U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have passed the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010.

The legislation gives federal agencies 180 days to develop and implement eligibility requirements for telecommuting employees. The law also requires each agency to provide training and management for teleworkers, establish nondiscriminatory policies, establish information security guidelines, and designate an employee as the telework managing officer for each agency. It's a major breakthrough—and a sign of the times.

With more support for telecommuting employees at the federal level, virtual office providers in Washington, D.C. could see an uptick in business. Davinci Virtual Office Solutions is ready and waiting for federal teleworkers.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions offers seven virtual office locations in Washington, D.C., including locations on Pennsylvania Avenue, G Street, I Street, 16th Street, 12th Street, and Connecticut Avenue.

Let’s take a closer look at Davinci’s virtual office space at The Willard. The Willard is strategically located in the Federal Triangle. The Federal Triangle is an area in Washington, D.C. formed by 15th Street NW, Constitutional Avenue NW, Pennsylvania Avenue NW and E Street NW. There are 10 large city and federal office buildings there that make up the Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site.

The Willard is located at 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. For as little as $125 a month you can boast a virtual office space in this location. You’ll get a prime business address, mail and package support, access to a business support center, a lobby greeter, and more. You can also rent a conference room or day office space on demand.

With seven virtual office locations in Washington, D.C., Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has you federal teleworkers—and anyone else that needs a professional business image in Washington, D.C.—covered.

Check out this quick video on Washington, D.C.


Introducing…New Virtual Office Innovations

You asked for it, we are giving it to you.

That’s right. In our quest to offer the latest and greatest virtual office communications solutions, Davinci Virtual Office Solutions has rolled out new products and applications that work to make your business smarter, faster and more efficient.

"Our new, innovative products integrate seamlessly with our core offerings,” says said Bill Grodnik, President and CEO of Davinci Virtual.” As business migrates to the web completely and our clients become completely mobile, it is critical that we continue to develop applications to match these trends.”

Now, our virtual office, virtual receptionist and virtual assistant clients—or just those of you who need our new services for the first time—can tap into the power of three new tools: Live Web Chat, Speech to Text transcription, and video conferencing.

Let’s take a closer look at each new innovation.

First, our new Live Web Chat service. Whether you want to call it a bell or a whistle, this new service complements our high-end live receptionist services and sets the stage for you to convert web traffic proactively. In other words, you don’t have to sit idle as visitors come and go. You can actually reach out to them to see if they have any questions about your products and services. These services are proven to drive up conversion rates. It’s sort of like walking into a store and having the clerk ask if they can help you find anything. It’s just plain old fashioned customer service—but on the web.

Next, we’re offering for the first time Speech to Text transcription. This service means you don’t have to listen to voice mail anymore. This is the cutting-edge of convenience. Instead of listening through a long list of messages, you—busy person that you are—can simply read through the ones that matter most and save the others for later. And, of course, you can still go back and listen to the messages if you want to.

Finally, we have a video conferencing application that lets you hold virtual meetings with a few clicks. With our video conferencing application you can save on travel costs, travel time and drive greater collaboration with employees, clients and partners.

Davinci Virtual provides virtual office solutions to over 6,500 companies and entrepreneurs throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Central America, Asia and Australia. The virtual office concept delivers a full package of services and facilities of a 'real' serviced office, without the hassles and demands of leasing full time office space or hiring an in house receptionist. Davinci Virtual has virtual offices in New York, virtual offices Las Vegas, virtual offices in Los Angeles, Chicago virtual offices, virtual offices in Miami, and virtual office space in Denver plus any other metropolitan area throughout the world.