"...You have to have a team culture in your workplace to make going virtual work,” he says. “Second, company leaders have to be forward thinking and willing to drop status quo operating procedures. Third, you need trusting work relationships."
CINCINNATI, Ohio (PRWEB) June 03, 2014
Edoc Service of Fairfield, Ohio now offers a “Virtual for Growth” workshop series to help tri-state businesses transition from bricks-and-mortar businesses to work environments using virtual business services.
Going "virtual" tends to streamline expenses and ramp up business growth, says Edoc president and CEO Jim Mullaney.
Edoc gave mini-presentations of its series to attendees at the recent West Chester/Liberty Chamber Alliance Business Expo. A full Virtual Growth workshop is slated for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce at its offices at 3 E. Fourth St. in downtown Cincinnati.
Edoc has offered a community of online business services for 17 years: Edoc Scribe is a business and medical dictation platform; Edoc e-sign automates and streamlines workflows; and Edoc Virtual is a transition process system which moves companies away from bricks and mortar.
“Running a business is no longer about command and control,” says Mullaney. “It’s about hiring the right people to work when and where they please—and get the job done well. Businesses—especially small businesses-- are engaged in a cultural shift in the way we do business and have to re-think the way we do business. We’ll fall behind if we don’t.”
Businesses may be playing in a new technological space, but it’s a space Edoc thrives in. Mullaney became an entrepreneur and founded Edoc Service when his idea of generating and updating business documents remotely—by outsourced employees off site-- was pooh-poohed by his former employer.
Edoc Service is an entirely virtual company with employee teams located across the nation who work under its transcription, electronic signature, and virtual support service divisions.
Mullaney says there are three cultural requirements to make the transition from traditional, geography-bound businesses requiring a daily commute to one that that embraces outsourced employees and business services and allows for more latitude for creativity and increased productivity.
“First, you have to have a team culture in your workplace, not a culture based on individual performance,” he says. “Second, company leaders have to be forward thinking and willing to drop status quo operating procedures. Third, you need trusting work relationships with staff in order for virtual businesses to work.”
The average employee in Cincinnati would save more than 14 hours per month and 188 hours per year of commute time by becoming a virtual employee, not to mention transportation cost savings, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
“Millennials don’t want to work the traditional ‘nine to five’ job,” says Mullaney, “and we see them migrating to jobs that give them greater flexibility. That’s just one reason cited by forward-thinking leaders who come to our workshops. These leaders know the benefits of giving employees more freedom, and they want to know how they can motivate and monitor their distributed teams.”
Established businesses with revenue of $1 million to $20 million per year are especially well-poised to go virtual, says Mullaney.
“Businesses with smaller staffs find going virtual creates stronger relationships within the organization,” he says. “And while going from bricks to clicks changes the face of meetings, you will find that people enjoy the lack of interruption, have more meaningful, productive hours, and come prepared for meetings.
“Also, going virtual can eliminate the drama common in some offices,” he adds. “It provides for flexibility so you can be closer in your family relationships and more productive at work.”
For more information about taking a company virtual or Edoc Services virtual growth tools, contact Mullaney at jim(at)edocservice(dot)com, http://www.edocservice.com or call (513) 829-7101.
Contact: Kim Sykes
Marketing and Business Development
Phone: 513) 829-7101
Edoc is a community of virtual business services based in Fairfield, Ohio. Edoc offers Edoc Scribe, a business and medical dictation platform; Edoc e-Sign, a signature and document management system that automates and streamlines workflows; and Edoc Virtual, a transition process system which moves companies away from bricks and mortar.