Practical Strategies to Manage Virtual Employees

Practical Strategies to Manage Virtual Employees

NYC Office Suites provides virtual office space in Midtown Manhattan with many flexible and customizable options.

Virtual office space is the work environment of the future, but many businesses are still trying to learn what this actually means for their managers and employees. Running a company with virtual employees is vastly different from operating a more traditional model; however, this innovative approach may be the key to take your company to the next level.

In this article, we’re looking at the various aspects of managing virtual employees and things to keep in mind while overseeing a virtual office space.

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What You Should Know about Legaltech and NYC Conference Rooms Nearby

NYC Office Suites is conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, the same neighborhood where Legaltech will be taking place

The legal industry used to have a reputation for favoring paper files over electronic ones and being behind the times in terms of technology. However, that’s all changing as the industry’s most successful firms embrace cloud-based process automation and adapt to new data privacy and security expectations.

Legaltech, the largest and most important legal technology event of the year, will take place January 31 to February 2, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown. This is the best place to be to learn about what technology can do for your law practice, and many attendees will need conference rooms nearby to build off of the event’s momentum.

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How a Trump Administration May Impact NYC Commercial Real Estate

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Well before Donald Trump was ever involved in politics, he was famous for his powerful role in real estate, and his name has been synonymous with the industry as it is displayed on prominent buildings all around the world. With his new role in the political realm, many people within the real estate industry are wondering how Trump as, President of the United States, may influence and mold the real estate market, globally, nationally, and especially in his hometown, here in New York City.

In this article, we’ll explore the impact that an incoming President, Donald Trump, may have on commercial real estate markets, and more specifically on commercial office space Manhattan in NYC.

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Available Office Spaces Near Trump Tower

Available office space near Trump Tower Manhattan

Since the recent election, Trump Tower, a 58-story high-rise on Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets in Midtown Manhattan, has become a more important piece of real estate than ever before. Donald Trump has made his love of New York City very clear, and many speculate that Trump Tower will serve as a “satellite White House” where he will spend a significant part of his time as president.

Undoubtedly, Trump’s presence in Midtown will change the lives of the people who live and work here. But this is also a great opportunity to look into temporary office space near Trump Tower and conference space near Trump if you work in certain key industries.

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Trumped Up! The Impact of the Trump Presidency on the NYC Housing Market

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This article was courteously provided by “The Jay Glazer Team” to share with our readership.

I think it’s safe to say that not many of us here in the (mostly) blue state of New York were expecting Donald Trump to get elected president. Political opinions aside, it’s the new reality, and with such uncertainty and surprise, there are surely to be ramifications top to bottom on the political, economic, social, and ecological stages. Having said this, we are here in New York City, and we are homeowners, so let me get down to brass tacks on how I think his election will affect our housing market.

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Temporary Workspace Can Strengthen Client Relationships

Remote Office Space

With more companies allowing employees to work remotely and using temporary office spaces, emails and phone calls are replacing many traditional face-to-face interactions. There are concerns that modern companies that heavily rely on distant communications may lose sight of the personal touch and suffer financially because of it. However, modern technology and changing attitudes are making it possible to enhance client relationships to a whole new level.

Here are five ways that remote and temporary workspace businesses can build personal rapport with clientele and maintain strong client relationships with through communication.

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Regulating A/C in the Office: Is Your Temperature Fair for Everyone?

Fair Office A/C Temperatures for All

With summer in full swing, many employees can’t wait to escape the hot, humid weather and enjoy some nice, cool air conditioning. However, every employee has different temperature preferences and can be naturally warmer or cooler than others in the office.

Not only do office temperature preferences vary between genders, but they’re also influenced by the age, race, health, and weight of your employees. Consistently being too hot or too cold also has a way of making employees cranky and reducing overall productivity in significant ways.

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How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Workplace

Workplace Energy Efficiency

Sustainability and energy efficiency involve more than just protecting the environment; they’re important considerations for a business’ ethics and responsibility too. By incorporating energy efficient practices into the flexible workspace, companies can help their employees become healthier and more productive.  Office business centers are much more efficient per desk than traditional space!

Why Does Energy Efficiency Matter?

It’s crucial for businesses to understand that the amount of energy they use is high.  According to recent statistics, the average American consumes 4.2 times more energy than those living elsewhere in the world.

According to research conducted by the NEED Project:

  • A 7-10-degree adjustment to your thermostat for 8 hours per day can lower heating and cooling usage by 10 percent.
  • Stopping air leaks can help you save 10 percent on usage.

Best Practices & Techniques for Energy Efficiency

The first step in transforming your New York office into an energy efficient workplace is to increase awareness of the issues among employees, executives and management. Energy is an essential part of our transportation, heating and cooling systems, lighting, entertainment, and comfort.

Fortunately, there are many things that Manhattan companies and individuals can do to save energy.

How to Drastically Cut Energy Usage

Firstly, use flexible-term shared office space instead of long term leases with building owners.

Secondly, some energy-saving practices can cut usage more drastically than others. These are some of the best ways to make your office space more efficient:

  • Natural sunlight – Take advantage of sunshine through skylights, sun tunnels, and insulated windows in place of electric lighting.
  • Insulation & weatherization – Invest in high quality insulation materials to prevent heat leakage in the winter and air conditioning leakage in the summer.
  • Turn off computers and printers – Wasted energy can amount to as much as 20 percent of a company’s electrical usage.
  • Swap out fluorescent and incandescent lights for LED lights – LED lights require 80 percent less energy to produce the same output as other bulbs and save 10-20 percent in energy usage.

One convenient way to implement these and other energy saving practices is to find a shared office space committed making energy efficiency a priority.

More Energy Saving Tips

There are lots of things that you can do personally to help save energy and money around the workplace. Here are some additional energy saving tips to share with your employees and coworkers.

  • Recycle glass, paper, and plastic waste
  • Keep doors and windows closed when heating and air conditioning are on
  • Turn lights off when leaving a room
  • Keep air vents clear of office supplies to avoid blocking airflow
  • Install motion-sensor lights in the office
  • Use energy efficient appliances in the office kitchen
  • Schedule regular maintenance checkups for heating and air conditioning systems

At NYC Office Suites, we place a high priority on energy efficiency in our buildings, flexible office spaces, and meeting rooms. Contact us today at 800-346-3968 or send us a message to learn about why our office space is much more environmentally responsible than any traditional New York office lease.