Working from Home
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Working from Home (WFH)
Working from home is here to stay. The coronavirus pandemic meant many businesses had to quickly put a WFH solution in place - fast. But with fires, floods or some other natural disaster, traffic, school closures, transportation strikes, challenges - just so many situations - having staff work from home is a clear advantage.
Working from Home Plan
There are good reasons to put a ‘working from home’ plan in place when organizations run into weather challenges like floods, snow-storms or fires. More recently we have also run into medical challenges like SARS and now, COVID-19. Can your organization continue to do business effectively, if you had to send all your staff home? Most could get by with one, perhaps two days, but beyond that would be challenging. What organizations need are communications tools that can be quickly scaled up to allow effective ‘working from home.’
Savings Beyond Telecommuting
Most organizations have viewed working from home exclusively as ‘telecommuting’ – a few people able to avoid traffic congestion. This is a result of surveys and public literature that focus on alternate means of transport – and add in Telecommuting as an option. Today there are more tools available to us and almost everyone has access to high speed internet at home and the road. There are major advantages, including cost savings, that are being missed when viewing these options through such a narrow lens.
Studies in the US showed that someone that working from home only two days a week would save businesses on average around US$11,000 per year per ‘teleworker.’ This would be due to reduced space costs, electricity savings and reduced staff turnover.
Home Workers are More Productive
Surprising, perhaps, but true!
Its not just adjusting to a one-off natural disaster. Studies show that people who from home experience fewer interruptions, work longer hours, feel more like a trusted employee and, with flexible hours, can work when they are most productive.
They experience less stress than office workers and, being less exposed to sick co-workers, take fewer sick days. They put the time saved commuting back into work and personal things like exercise. This is why they have higher morale and, ultimately, are far more productive. Something that will bring hard dollars to any organizations’ bottom line.
Phone System with Desktop Clients
Cloud or Premise based phone system so that your staff can stay connected no matter where they are located. In the office, on the road or from home.
No changes needed. Desktop clients work on Windows, iOS or Android. PSTN connections are built into your single fee.
Full Team Collaboration Suite
Platforms like Microsoft Teams that can provide the complete collaboration tools including a Team environment, file sharing and co-editing, chat and more.
Can be PSTN enabled so it can completely replace your PBX
Unity Connect is our own inexpensive cloud based PBX. This allows your staff to work at any location they have internet access. They can use a desktop client on Windows or MacOS, a smartphone app for iOS or Android or a SIP telephone handset.
PSTN connectivity is built into a single, low, monthly fee per user.
Microsoft Teams with Unity SIP365
You have some of your workforce using Microsoft 365 and even Teams, but are still using a legacy PBX for PSTN calling. So you need a cost effective solution that brings PSTN calling into Teams, so that users can work anywhere, if needed.
Unity SIP365 uses a Microsoft Certified Session Border Controller and Unity SIP trunks to add lower cost PSTN calling AND let your team work from home any time it is required.
Mitel Connect PBX offers a premise based option with hands down, the best PBX Desktop client. Simplify access to telephony features as well as chat and desktop file sharing.
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