The success of the virtual office in recent years has been quite remarkable. However, a quick study of the development of technology makes the reasons why the virtual office has been a success quite clear. Broadband availability to the private homes has made it possible for employees to work easily from home and not have to spend time, sometimes hours, commuting from their homes to the city centre in order to start work. Groupware products such as Microsoft Sharepoint mean that teams can work together on projects from remote locations and only need to physically get together on an occasional basis, if ever needed.
There are several reasons why many people are changing from the traditional office set up to a virtual one. There are also reasons why some would rather remain with the traditional set up than to try the new innovative approach to office management. This is largely because many people have their own preferences, many businesses are run in different styles and so each business is likely to have its preferred style of an office set up. However, what is required is a deeper understanding of how these two styles of office management work and the advantages that each one of them holds. With the knowledge of this, businesses owners will make informed choices as to which kind of office setup they should use.