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Have Allergies? A Virtual Office Could be Better for Your Health

LONDON—With the summer vacation season officially ending, Brits are buckling down at work. But Allergy UK warning that the office could actually be bad for our health. Could virtual offices be a better choice for people with allergies?

Allergy UK estimates that at least 5.7 million people could be allergic to their workplace—5.7 million people. Call it “work fever.” From nasal problems, eye conditions, dry throats, breathing difficulties, lethargy, headaches and skin irritations, 95 percent of participants in Allergy UK’s survey suffer from allergies. And 27 percent said their office environment makes their symptoms worse.

Specifically, 62 percent of respondents had experienced itchy or watery eyes, and 27 percent breathing difficulties over the last year in their office. And overall, more than half of the group surveyed had experienced an allergic reaction while at work.

“The results are of concern for Allergy UK because it is difficult for individuals to exercise the same control over their workplace as they would do at home,” says Maureen Jenkins, director of Clinical Services at Allergy UK. “Management of allergies becomes increasingly difficult when in communal spaces, so it’s not surprising that a great deal of allergy sufferers have experienced a reaction at work.”

And here’s where the virtual office can help. As Jenkins reported, it’s more difficult to maintain control over an office environment that’s not solely yours. If you work from a virtual office, you can make sure your space is well ventilated. When you work from a virtual office you can take responsibility for your carpets, which can harbor dust mites and other allergens, staying clean.

Also, when you work from a virtual office you can keep your shelves dusted. At work, if you remove books from a shelf you can release dust into the atmosphere, which can bother allergies. And then there’s plants. Plants can carry mold that release spores and cause allergic reactions. You can avoid that in a virtual office.

According to the study, even the people surrounding us in the workplace can trigger a reaction. Thirty-four percent of respondents had a pet allergy; and could react to allergens (pet dander) brought in on people’s clothes, especially cat allergen. And 61 percent of the office workers questioned sat within a meter of someone else, making the risk even greater. When you work in an office, you can fly solo.

Davinci Virtual Office Solutions Revamps Meeting Rooms Site

SALT LAKE CITY—At Davinci Virtual Office Solutions we’re about more than virtual office space—although we’re experts on that front. We’re also about meeting rooms. Well, our DavinciMeetingRooms.com platform is.

Part of the Davinci Virtual Office Solutions family, DavinciMeetingRooms.com is a website and online reservation platform for meeting room users. And we’ve just rolled out a whole new look and feel that makes it easier than ever to find the meeting rooms you need in a snap.

"Our new reservation platform allows our clients and prospects to browse our incredible meeting space inventory and manage their reservations with ease—from any device—anywhere," says Bill Grodnik, CEO of Davinci Virtual Office Solutions. "We are very excited about the incredible growth that our meeting room business is experiencing and we will continue to enhance our offerings for the mobile work environment while maintaining our focus on stellar customer service.”

What can you expect at the new DavinciMeetingRooms.com site? Plenty. The new site lets you search and compare more than 3,000 professional meeting spaces, book and manage conference room reservations, reserve a variety of add-on services, find meeting rooms in their geographical vicinity using mobile GPS applications, check in for meetings at the locations with a digital membership card and much more.

Davinci Virtual provides virtual office solutions to more than 10,000 companies and entrepreneurs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Central America, Asia and Australia. We also offers over 850 virtual office locations including virtual offices in Manhattan, Houston, Las Vegas, Dallas and any other metropolitan area throughout the world. Clients can choose from virtual receptionists, prime business addresses and flexible conference centers—instantly—online. And everywhere we have a virtual office, we have a meeting room to go along with it.

But just as Davinci Virtual is more than virtual offices, it’s also more than meeting rooms. In fact, Davinci Virtual is the leading provider of turnkey virtual communications and virtual office solutions.

Davinci's virtual offices include local or toll-free telephone and fax numbers, digital voicemail, electronic fax, email, unified messaging, voice and video conferencing, voicemail to email, fax to email, voice to text, professional live receptionist services, virtual assistants, live call answering, find me - follow me, live web chat, outbound calling, customer service, appointment scheduling, order taking, and much more.

Flexible Jobs—Like Virtual Offices—Drive Job Choices for Parents


Is A Virtual Office Even Possible at Your Workplace?


Survey: Nearly Half of Working Adults Would Appreciate a Virtual Office

ATLANTA—Flexible work options are a growing priority for working adults when choosing career. So much so that they are willing to sacrifice nearly double the salary percentage from a year-ago Mom Corps survey. A virtual office can drive new heights of flexibility for working moms and others seeking work-life balance.

According to the survey, nearly one in two working adults (45%) are willing to give up some percentage of their salary for more flexibility at work. Specifically, working adults are willing to give up about 10 percent, on average. That’s nearly double the amount of last year’s survey. The 18-34 age group, on average, would be willing to give up almost 14 percent of their salary for more flexible work options. But you don’t have to give up any of your salary to telecommute from a virtual office.

“We are beginning to see significant patterns in the value professionals of all ages place on workplace flexibility,” says Allison O’Kelly, founder and CEO of Mom Corps. “More and more, we feel challenged by the collective pressures of a demanding work life, a hectic personal life, and a desire to find fulfillment in both."

The results are especially significant considering the continued unemployment and uncertainty around the national election. But flexibility, such as telecommuting from a virtual office, continues to win out. Indeed, 61 percent strongly or somewhat agree that flexibility is one of the most important factors they consider when looking for a new job or deciding what company to work for, and 20 percent strongly agree.

Virtual offices can give you plenty of flexibility. Telecommuting from a virtual office allows you, in many cases, to workshift. Workshifting lets you to get your required work done during hours where it’s most convenient for you. If you have a doctor appointment in the middle of the afternoon, for example, workshifting gives you the flexibility to make up for lost time before or after.

Tomorrow we'll take a closer look at the flexible work study and how virtual offices are empowering work-life balance.