Virtual Office for Remote Teams

July 27, 2021 • Peter Sanchez • Business

Admit it. You love working from home but a part of you misses the water cooler. The office banter with your colleagues, the birthday parties, and team events where you get to bond with your co-workers.

Remote work is definitely the future of knowledge work. That was always going to be the case and the world wide pandemic only accelerated things. So here we all are, working from wherever we see fit (for the most part) but there is still something missing. Something that isn't quite fulfilled by your team chat room.

With tools like AnyHow you easily have a virtual HQ where you can collaborate, find project or company docs, share files, etc. But what about general mingling with your team mates? That's where the virtual office comes into play.

What is a virtual office? #

I know, I know. It sounds funny but let's rethink about the office the same way we've had to rethink where we do our work. A virtual office is exactly what it sounds like. A place where you can meet, mingle, discuss, and share over a virtual water cooler. It's a place where you and your co-workers gather for team bonding experiences. The difference is obvious, it's a virtual experience, but the end result is the same. People feel more connected and satisfied when they feel they're a part of a team. One way to ensure that is to provide a virtual office space for your company.

Wurkr, a provider of virtual workspaces, is a platform that replicates your physical office space, and experience, online. They describe themselves as a "platform that enables organisations to better cultivate company culture, encourage spontaneous collaboration and creativity in remote and distributed environments."

You may be wondering, how does that work? Well, it's easier than you might think.

Wurkr, is "your fully immersive workplace innovation tool". It doesn't only allow for you to have the virtual experience of an office, but it also saves you the hassle of logging in to different platforms to have video, audio, or chat conversations to connect with your clients, inviting them as guests to the platform into designated spaces within your virtual workspace, just like you would at a brick and mortar office space.

How can you implement a virtual office + a virtual HQ like AnyHow?

Using one platform to solve multiple problems is not only cost-effective, but it's also great for employee well-being in the new remote work normality. Let's face it, almost no one wants to go back to the office anytime soon, and according to an [article by Business Insider][bi], 40% of workers would consider quitting their jobs if forced to go back to the office, you absolutely do not want that to happen to you.

So if you're planning on keeping your team happy, collaborative, and productive, AnyHow and Wurkr are a match made in heaven. Having all your business processes and project management tools in one place with AnyHow allows for you, your team, and your clients to know that important information about their projects is always easily accessible through one platform. Additionally, having a virtual office where you have video conferences, audio calls, and instant messaging makes everything quicker and easier.

Is having a virtual office for you and your team? We think so but in the end there's only one way to find out. Head over to Wurkr and check it out yourself.

[bi]: "Business Insider"

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