For most of us, working practices have changed a lot over the last few months. While working from home has previously been a bit of a novelty, it has now become the norm for many of us. The ability for staff to work remotely from home, the airport or a local coffee shop has been around for quite some time, but now it has become more of a necessity to work remotely all of the time. We have been presented with a new dynamic that takes some adjustment.
Now we have settled into life in lockdown, we are entering unknown territory within the global business market. Therefore, we need to look at how we can leverage technology to support business continuity.
Agile and flexible working has become more and more desired by employees over the last few years. Employees want more flexibility in their work arrangements to help them strike a good work-life balance, and it’s well known that happy employees work harder.
Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have been forced into giving them what they want. However, “quick fixes” were implemented in order to respond to new working conditions and many companies have found gaps in their technology that prevent effective remote working.
Businesses are now being forced to assess IT policies and communications strategies to better equip themselves for the current situation and for future disasters. Poor communications can cost your business in the long run. The right communications strategy can not only help your business survive but really make it stand out above the rest.
Teamwork is Key
Companies rely on teamwork. Collaboration between employees is what keeps companies competitive. The increased levels of remote working that the coronavirus has brought upon us has shown us that we can still collaborate effectively when working remotely.
Adapting your business can ensure your team remains productive, even when social distancing is in place. By providing the right tools and training, your teams can continue to collaborate and deliver excellent service from wherever they are.
Technology that facilitates teamwork with dedicated workspaces, task management and file sharing, coupled with a communications system that caters for a quick response via SMS or messaging and delivers high-quality voice and video calling helps teams to have effective, real-time conversations.
Time to Take Advantage
Quarantine has not just proven that we can survive but it has shown us that we can still be productive in a remote working environment. By making the necessary adjustments now, we can control how our businesses communicate for years to come. It’s time to take advantage of remote working and collaboration tools and make the most of what has become the new normal. By having these systems in place, we can effectively support remote working and, when things slowly get back to how we remember them, we can benefit from a happier, more agile workforce.
We Can Help
Porthlas is a leading, independent telecoms company based in South Wales. We understand that no two businesses are the same and use our knowledge and experience to deliver secure and reliable collaboration and communications systems to help you provide your customers with an experience that is second to none.
If you haven’t yet taken advantage of some of the benefits of cloud communications technology and would like to know how it can benefit your business, please feel free to get in touch on 02921 111202 or email@example.com.