Author Archives:Pat Fernandes

Author Bio:

Using all the skills, experience and knowledge gained in my work life, it gives me great joy to help professional business owners to find a comfortable office space to carry out their day to day work. At Innovative Professional Offices we provide executive office space for solo-preneurs and small companies. We provide virtual office services for those who work from home, but need a business address and telephone. We provide board rooms for meetings and small seminars.

How to Manage Hybrid Teams Effectively in the New Normal

March 8, 2021

Working remotely isn’t exactly a new concept. Countless employees who are capable of working from home or who have to travel for work have been doing so successfully for years. However, in the past, the number of in-office workers always outweighed the number of remote workers by fairly wide margins. Now, because of the pandemic […]

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7 Videoconferencing and Meeting Etiquette Tips for Working from Home

February 26, 2021

Working from home has a lot of perks. Since you don’t have to commute to the office or jobsite every day, you can sleep in right up until your shift begins. You can take on a “business on top, party on the bottom” type of attitude like many remote workers are doing during the pandemic. […]

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How to Make At-Home Video Calls Look More Professional

February 12, 2021

Before the pandemic hit, videoconferencing was already a fairly common means of communication for remote workers across different industries. In the midst of the pandemic, however, it’s become one of the most prevalent and convenient means of communicating with coworkers and, on a more personal note, family members and friends. Despite the fact that you’re […]

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Feeling Video Conference Fatigue? You’re Not Alone. Here’s How to Handle It.

January 8, 2021

Videoconferencing fatigue is a very real phenomenon that’s taking a toll on the vast majority of at-home employees who may be craving the return of real in-person interactions with their coworkers. If this is something you can relate to, keep reading to learn about how you can counteract the effects of videoconferencing fatigue, so that […]

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8 Essential Factors to Consider when Renting Virtual Office Space

December 18, 2020

Over the course of the past year, the business landscape has undergone multiple unexpected changes, each one more daunting and stressful than the last. Due to extensive province-wide business shutdowns, many companies have been forced to make some difficult adjustments and decisions. Deciding whether to rent physical office space when the majority of employees are […]

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Essential Leadership Traits to Manage Remote Working during the Lockdown

December 4, 2020

Ontario is currently in the midst of another pandemic-induced lockdown and that means that a lot of businesses will be forced to make some very tough decisions regarding their future practices. Team management adaptability and strong leadership skills are at the forefront of maintaining a successful organization even while most of your employees are expected […]

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8 Tips for Successful Videoconferencing Meetings

November 27, 2020

Long before COVID-19 made working from home mandatory and the preferable choice for a lot of employees, remote videoconferencing was already well on its way to becoming a fast-growing trend across various business sectors. The world is currently immersed in a massive state of uncertainty due to the pandemic, but COVID-19 has also proven that […]

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Why Hybrid Workspaces Are the New Normal in a Post-COVID-19 World

October 23, 2020

Now that office buildings are slowly starting to reopen and employees are returning to the office, many businesses are starting to rethink their physical space layouts and requirements, especially since many guidelines are recommending that office spaces only utilize 25% of their capacity. The logical solution is to cut down on excess unused office space […]

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