The concept of virtual offices is fast gaining ground. Office spaces are expensive and it is also very difficult to get the best brains under one roof. A far easier way out would be to hire the best in the business, no matter where they are based and then have them work for you through virtual means. Attending office or sticking to particular work hours are getting passé anyway! To make it more effective for your virtual office to work without a hitch, Google Docs come across like a blessing with no disguise!
Content sharing is now the ‘in’ thing when it comes to all things online. In your virtual office writers based in cities thousands of miles apart can collaborate online and write or edit on the same document, thanks to Google Docs. This ensures that there are no cumbersome back and forth through emails or misunderstandings caused due to lack of effective communication. If the changes have been made to the document, it is there for all the collaborators to see. The software tracks the time and date of the changes made to the document. This helps in maintaining transparency among the content sharers.
Where Google Docs clearly scores as the must-have for virtual offices is that it allows several users to edit the same document in real time. No matter where you are working from, you can carry on editing with peers from different time zones. Other positives that make this software are winner are that there are so many features that make Google Docs easy to learn and use. You can access your Google Docs if you have a Gmail id. Logging in and picking up the basics is no big deal, even for those who are not too sharp when it comes to technology.
Google improves Google Docs every now and then because they realize the value of this online software to users across the globe. These changes make Google Docs much better at content sharing and simultaneous editing. The support of Google Spreadsheets enhances the appeal of Google Docs. Along with writing documents, you can also keep track of numbers and statistics on these spreadsheets. For freelancers to big-ticket projects, Google Docs has emerged as a particularly popular option. If you have not implemented Google Docs in your virtual office setup, its time to start!