Avila Spaces provides a free download of "Out of the Office” book, in PDF, where one can read several success stories of a group of companies and professionals who have adopted new methods of work, such as coworking, virtual offices as well as teleworking (especially relevant in this time of isolation, quarantine and social restraint).
With several governments decreeing city and country lockdowns, a large group of people decided to adopt teleworking. Many found themselves in a situation where they had to change all their routines and create new strategies in order to be able to work remotely, while maintaining the level of concentration and productivity.
Teleworking has gained particular importance in the current pandemic context of SARS-CoV-19, but it should be noted that, before this happened, this concept had been used by several professionals and companies as a way of providing greater emotional balance, greater cost control and increase productivity.
Launched in 2013, the "Out of the Office” book describes telecommuting as a future trend and in one of the chapters, we can find some examples of companies and individual entrepreneurs who adopted telecommuting in their daily lives. These are inspiring stories for those seeking for a new way of living at home and can motivate professionals to develop their activity with a set of rules and good practices, to make their homes the ideal office.
In the "Out of the Office” book we can learn, for example, how Microsoft's Out of the Office Day initiative (with 8,600 teleworkers) achieved cost savings of more than 250 000 euros in resources at its headquarters in Lisbon, and a reduction of CO2 emissions around 2 000 tons. In this chapter, several professionals also share their strategies for making the most of teleworking and challenge the reader to try out their suggestions to remain productive, focused and motivated at home.
«Teleworking is here to stay and "Out of the Office” book refers to this concept as one of the biggest trends in the future. Unfortunately, a lot of people got to know teleworking certainly not in a positive way as they were led to adopt it due to an upcoming pandemic. Again, these stories can be a source of inspiration to get deeper into this new reality and understand how you can be more productive as if you were in an office », says Carlos Gonçalves, CEO of Avila Spaces.
The book is prefaced by Ray Linderberg, President of WANY - the Workspace Assocation of New York- and Chief Innovation Officer of the Winning Workspces Hospitality Group.
To download the free book Out of The Office, access here.
About Avila Spaces
Avila Spaces is the most awarded business center in Portugal. In February 2020, Avila Spaces won the SESA Awards for both best Portuguese and best Southern European coworking space, and is the innovation leader in the market for flexible workspaces. The new Coworking and Business Lounge offers a premium environment, with cutting edge technology, where companies can grow in a sustained and dynamic way. In 2010, Avila Spaces revolutionized the virtual office market through the launch of a pioneering platform at an international level - myOffice app.
Founded in 2004, Avila Spaces currently has more than 600 national and international customers and is a member and representative of the largest network of business centers worldwide, the eOffice International Network. This network has more than 300 locations and is managed from the United Kingdom.