“Dear Client, our team works remotely.”
“What do you mean, remotely? Don’t you have an office?”
“No, we have a virtual office for most of our processes.”
“Wait a minute. I want to hire professionals, not a bunch of kids who work in their PJs.”
And there it is again, the cruel cliché about remote working options. While large companies can quickly reassure their clients by promising that there will always be someone in the office, small businesses struggle to be taken seriously. Flexible work options have nothing to do with your professional services and the support you can provide your clients. However, more often than not, startups and SMEs need to establish their credibility by addressing the remote issue and explaining how it works in their virtual office.
We want to minimize waste
You can remind your clients that businesses have played a significant role in the environmental crises we are currently facing. You have chosen to reduce your impact on the planet to a minimum by embracing the full green potential of a remote workplace. Indeed, your work arrangements allow you to minimize waste in your day-to-day business. Because you don’t need to sustain a physical location, you can cut down on energy waste, ensuring you can achieve zero carbon footprint. Additionally, your employees don’t need to commute every day back and forth between their home and the workplace, which reduces gas emissions dramatically. Finally, your virtual office situation means you can go paperless in most things, saving a considerable number of trees in the process!
The team shares a secure platform
You rely on cooperative platforms to maintain communication with your team and store your on-going projects. Your business model is built entirely on the premises that you can function without a physical office. As such, you’ve made it your priority to work with professionals who can help you to learn more about managed IT services and secure data network. You rely on experts to keep your system up-to-date, safe, and monitored at all times because it is an integrated part of your day-to-day processes.
Our daily standup keeps everybody updated
You don’t need to sit in the same room to organize catch-up. You have a daily meeting with your remote team. While it lasts only a handful of minutes, it’s important to make it useful, purposeful, and informative, while keeping things relaxed between coworkers. While office teams sit together, very few know what their colleagues have been up to. Your team, on the contrary, is au fait of everything, so that if a client gets in touch with an update about a cooperative project, your people can explain not only what they’ve been working on but also what each of their colleagues stands with their activities.
We value family time for everyone
Comparatively speaking, sick days are less frequent with remote teams. Indeed, because employees have the freedom to organize their days to suit their needs, they can spend more time with their friends and families. Maintaining their work/life balance is crucial because it keeps them grounded, relaxed, and happy. They’re less likely to struggle with high stress and depressive disorders.
Hopefully, this gives you a few arguments to back your remote working decisions and reassure your most conservative clients.