Can A Virtual Assistant Outperform An Office Worker?

Virtual assistants (or VAs) have fast become an integral part of operations for many businesses since the COVID-19 pandemic, helping companies stay afloat, transition to remote settings, and prepare contingency plans. While some businesses are starting to transition employees "back to the office," many argue that the efficiency and effectiveness of employees are more productive working remotely than in the office. 

Virtual assistants (or VAs) have fast become an integral part of operations for many businesses since the COVID-19 pandemic, helping companies stay afloat, transition to remote settings, and prepare contingency plans. While some businesses are starting to transition employees “back to the office,” many argue that the efficiency and effectiveness of employees are more productive working remotely than in the office.

Here are three ways a VA can outperform office workers:

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The main appeal for the VA and their clients is the flexibility of working outside typical hours. An employee’s ability to work whenever and wherever can be a blessing for those businesses whose clients have complex needs. For example, if a client has an urgent after-hours request, or you are competing with time differences when engaging with international clients, virtual assistants who handle back-office work can complete the work required before or after the usual 9-5 window if necessary.

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Due to the nature of remote work, virtual assistants have had to become incredibly fast and efficient communicators. Virtual assistants know how to work efficiently with minimal conversation since they aren’t as connected to their colleagues and clientele as their office-based counterparts. Due to how interpersonal connectedness exists in remote working environments, VAs tend to be more connected in work-related matters and take pride in constantly contacting their employer to solve issues remotely.

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As already mentioned, VAs thoroughly enjoy the increased productivity that comes with their flexible hours. Still, there are other reasons why Virtual Assistants can be more productive than their office-dwelling colleagues. Office-based workers often find themselves micromanaged to a higher degree than virtual assistants. They also tend to be more prone to office distractions and politics, all of which lead to decreased productivity (and aren’t issues for a VA).

Virtual assistants have proven time and time again to be an asset to any company. If you are looking for ways to increase your business’ productivity, send us a message at Victoria Eve. & Co. to see if we can lend a helping hand.

 

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