With many people returning to the office next week, and others now permanently working from home, businesses are taking extra care to make sure they have the right technology in place to ensure their teams continue to stay connected.
Much has been learnt from lockdown, in regard to how flexible working practices can greatly benefit businesses, due to an increase in productivity, a better work/life balance and the ability to direct focus to where it’s really needed. However, without the right solutions in place, cracks will begin to appear in this ‘new normal’ style of working and businesses will inevitably suffer.
With this in mind, we’re taking a look at some of the key elements you need to ensure you have in place, for today and in the future, to ensure your workforce is united.
A phone system that connects you from anywhere
An affordable, reliable and scalable cloud phone system is the perfect solution for a flexible work force. With the ability to work from any device, staff can work effectively from home, in the office or on the road. With no additional hardware or cabling required, all you need is a WiFi connection to make sure you have access to the full range of futureproof features, such as the ability to let your colleagues know when you’re online and available to take calls, by using the presence function to update your availability.
For those constantly on the go, a cloud phone solution gives you the freedom to seamlessly flip your calls from one device to another, with no interruption! Should you need to leave your current location, you can simply route the call from your desk phone to your mobile and continue your conversation. What’s more, the soft phone feature offered by many cloud solutions enables you to make calls via your laptop. By simply logging in from your browser, you can make calls from wherever you may be.
With a cloud phone system, your work force will enjoy a completely unified experience and be able to easily stay in touch with colleagues and customers, no matter where they are working from, or what device they’re working on.
A video conferencing platform to suit your needs
Video conferences have long been the preferred choice for effective communication, for those times when face-to-face meetings aren’t an option. However, during lockdown, video calls rose to the forefront in a big way and became a part of our daily working lives. As flexibility in the workplace continues, with teams now working permanently in a variety of location, video conferencing will remain a staple communication solution for businesses everywhere.
With a huge range of video conference platforms available on the market, it’s important to choose one that enables you to do everything in a video call, that you would in a face-to-face meeting, to ensure you’re getting the most out of your virtual meetings. For example, a solution such as the PRO video conferencing platform, Enreach meetings, includes a range of fantastic features to make sure your experience is as interactive and collaborative as possible. Extremely simple to use and with no download required, Enreach meetings works on any device and allows you to invite up to 25 participants to each meeting! During your video conferences, you’ll be able to share your screen, share documents, take notes, instant message, record the meetings and have complete control over the camera and microphone.
For those businesses who want an all-in-one solution that combines a futureproof handset with top notch video calling capabilities, a smart desk phone, such as NT Multimedia, is ideal. With an 8” HD quality screen, a crisp and clear advanced mega pixel camera and free video calling, NT Multimedia makes staying in touch, simple and fuss-free. What’s more, NT Multimedia is available as a plug and play handset, so you can use it from any location of your choosing. Just simply plug it in, connect to the WiFi, and you’re ready to go!
Connect on the go with mobile integration
Sustaining business continuity and being accessible on the go, was once a challenge for many, but with mobile phones, this isn’t a problem at all. With mobile integration, the ease at which teams can stay connected to one another, as well as customers and suppliers, is a simple and stress-free process that completely eliminates the potential for missed and disrupted calls.
Essentially turning your business mobile into an extension of your desk phone, calls will easily switch from this phone to your mobile, to allow for even greater communication and even more opportunities to connect, regardless of where you are.
What’s more, if your WiFi connection is lost during a conversation, the call won’t be disrupted, with your mobile moving seamlessly onto your network and reverting back to a standard, mobile call. So, wherever you are, you can be sure you’re always be able to stay in touch and work, your way.
Want to make sure your business has everything you need to keep your flexible workforce united? We offer affordable, reliable and high quality communication solutions, such as our industry leading NT Multimedia video phone, to boost your bottom line and keep you and your teams working from anywhere, anytime. We’re also currently offering all phone systems FREE, for three months.
Want to find out how our telephony solutions can help you increase your productivity and reduce your costs, or just some friendly, impartial advice on the best tools to make comms a breeze? Contact us today via our live chat, 0333 3603 723, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.