The benefits of using a virtual workplace

What is a virtual workplace?

A virtual workplace refers to any work environment that is not in the physical face to face setting. Whilst employees work from home; they may meet virtually with their team members via various virtual communications platforms and task management software. There can be many struggles for remote workers separating the work-life balance when forced to work in the home office. However, it has proven that there are out-weighing advantages company-wide for using a virtual workplace.

What are the advantages of virtual work?

Working remotely can come with its struggles. Many individuals are missing the hustle and bustle of the office space and the chats over lunch. However, when using the right virtual meeting platforms, we can replicate those real-time connections and engagement that comes with interacting in-person. At Orbital, we took a look at the advantages of virtual work below; if you would like more in-depth statistics, take a further look at our remote-work stats here.

Working remotely can come with its struggles. Many individuals are missing the hustle and bustle of the office space and the chats over lunch. However, when using the right virtual meeting platforms, we can replicate those real-time connections and engagement that comes with interacting in-person. At Orbital, we took a look at the advantages of virtual work below; if you would like more in-depth statistics, take a further look at our remote-work stats here.

Productivity – 75% of people who work remotely do so because there are fewer restrictions. This comes hand in hand with increased productivity and the growth of projects. When you are working without being surrounded by real-life distractions, it can be much easier to focus on specific tasks and not get sidetracked.

Costs – Companies allowing remote work have 25% lower employee turnover than those that don’t. The physical office cost can take the stress away from team-leaders and open up money for other areas of the business.

Satisfaction & team morale – 86% of people feel that working remotely reduces stress. With 60-80% of remote workers having the highest work engagement: 41%. Keeping up team morale is vital for remote work; this increases team-coherence and promotes a positive workplace. 

Flexibility – Studies have shown that 40% of people feel the most significant benefit of remote work is the flexible schedule. The no-commute aspect saves time and has been proven to reduce stress on employees.

Accessibility – By using a virtual workplace, we can open up the opportunity to work with others worldwide. We can break down the barrier of location and focus on high-quality prospects despite their location.

For team leaders, it can be challenging to find the right technology and understand how to run a company effectively digitally. Keeping your team inspired and making sure everyone’s morale is high is essential for remote employees. Have a read of our secrets to better remote team productivity. 

Effectively work remotely using Orbital

Here at Orbital, we have made remote-work engaging and exciting for our users. Our virtual workplace is the future of remote work, promoting real connections between colleagues, endless break-out spaces to hold meetings or hallway chats, and various collaborative features. 

In your galaxy, you can instantly join conversations; using our distance-based audio allows you to create unlimited break-out areas or ‘pins’ as we like to call them without juggling multiple meeting links. We have provided endless pre-set visuals for the different break-out areas or the ability for you to upload your own to communicate your personalised brand. The galaxy canvas is also fully-customisable with varying flooring options to create an exciting space for your team.

20% of employees have said that they felt collaborating and communication had been the biggest struggle during the pandemic. At Orbital, we understand the importance of collaboration when using a virtual workplace, this is why we have gone above and beyond to include multiple collaborative features for all meeting types. You can add sticky notes directly to the canvas in your galaxy, present unlimited screen sharing, embed links, whiteboarding, and bookmark documents. Whether you are looking to visually share a new project for a presentation with colleagues or pin your social media link to the galaxy for an event, we have made it all possible. 

As an audio-only virtual workplace, we have approached this product with a non-invasive approach. This means that there are no webcams included in the platform, which means each user is free to be comfortable and participate how they like. Our mission is to eliminate the famous Zoom fatigue that so many of us have been feeling, with 1 in 3 people suffering a lack of focus in video meetings. Video platforms can also create performance-anxiety and be nerve-racking for many remote workers. When using Orbital’s galaxies, we can ensure your team will feel engaged, excited, and, most importantly, connected to their colleagues. Research has shown that Orbital users have experienced 17% higher psychological safety. 

Join Orbital today and start building your virtual workplace with open-world collaboration. Simply fill in your details, invite your team and start customising your galaxy! Yes, it is as easy as that; there are no downloads required- it is all at one link. Just open up your web browser and see who’s chilling in the galaxy!

The benefits of using a virtual workplace