Oct 26, 2011
A new article on Forbes.com offers points to nervousness among office building owners and office space managers. BusinessWeek recently offered a similar report.
It seems the economy, budget battles and slow growth has some landlords wringing their hands. But Yori Galel, CEO of Opus Virtual Office, says they may be worried about something else: people don’t need as much office space anymore.
Indeed, if you pay attention to news headlines much you’ll notice a rising trend: fewer people feel the need to rent traditional office space—and more companies are letting employees telecommute from virtual offices.
Thanks to virtual office technologies, physical office space is less important than it was in decades past. The future of business demands alternative workplace strategies that are more flexible, lower cost and serve the needs of mobile workers. Virtual offices answer all those demands.
“Honestly? I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes today,” Galel says. “Long-term commitments to physical office space can be a trap for a small business. More elegant and inexpensive solutions, such as Opus VO’s virtual office solution, are designed to keep up with rapidly changing times.”
Opus defines a virtual office as a complete business system that taps the latest technology to create a flexible online workplace. Virtual offices can enhance a business’s professional image allowing it to compete with much larger companies.
As Galel sees it, virtual offices are just that: virtual.
Think about it. With a virtual office provider, there’s no staff to screen and hire because your vendor vets administrative assistants. You don’t have to worry about handling payroll or providing benefits because it’s included in the cost. You don’t even have to purchase furniture or computers, pay utility bills or sign long-term lease agreements. Indeed, technology has forever changed the office paradigm.