December 16, 2017 By WorkSocial Editorial
As a business owner or manager, you have to balance many competing priorities. On the one hand, you want to support your team. On the other hand, you must consider what kind of branding experience you want to create for customers. If you’re going to have local, regional, and national teams of employees that travel for work, then you might need space for their meetings with their colleagues and with customers. Here are some benefits of using a remote office at WorkSocial:
People who spend most or all of their time on the road will work with a range of business contacts and customers, new and old. They will need a home location from which to work. Having a remote office in our facility provides your talent with a comfortable workplace for maximum productivity while helping them represent your organization. We deliver all the conveniences of a corporate office to employees without a home base. If you have teammates who telecommute, the accommodations provided by WorkSocial will actually be their office.
Customers want to feel supported by people who are knowledgeable in their chosen field. This means that some customers are happy talking with a phone representative, having an online chat, conversing over email, or networking with a salesperson at a tradeshow. For those customers who need more support, your employees must sit down with them and answer all their questions face to face before any transaction will reach its conclusion.
When you have team meetings and strategy sessions with dispersed teams, you need a well-appointed setting and some degree of privacy. Flexible teams are common in every organization. While some regional or national events are big enough that you will reserve large conference facilities, there will be other times when you just need to meet with the team. There are conference rooms at local hotels, but a remote office at WorkSocial is more convenient and priced according to different needs.
A remote office can help employees feel that they have more options for their work model. Whether you schedule daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual meetings, people must share ideas and prioritize work. They must get the details on corporate strategy and learn new skills from internal or external training and development consultants. We have the space to make these meetings possible while helping you control costs.
The consumer-driven economy is forcing every kind of organization to move towards more flexible staffing models. As we expand to new social arrangements, we expect more private companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to scale down office facilities and rely more on temporary workspaces for flexible work models.
Some types of work may be easy for telecommuting employees to perform from home as well as headquarters-based employees, but others call for a reliable office from which to operate. Large headquarters, as well as bricks-and-mortar store locations, might become less important soon. Meanwhile, multi-use spaces that support dynamic market conditions and employee configurations should prove more cost-effective than existing facilities.
We recommend that your company does not operate permanent offices in different cities unless they are needed at multiple points during the year. By using our facilities, your organization can easily accommodate temporary meetings and workspace needs while not incurring the overhead associated with long-term facilities. We are here to help organizations maintain economies of scale.