A decade ago, the term ‘remote worker’ might have sounded alien to several people. But over the past couple of years, it has been steadily growing with a 159% increase in remote work in the US.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made it even bigger and if you’ve had to work from home due to the pandemic…well then, you’re something of a remote worker yourself.
Remote Work is the Future of Most Organizations
The biggest propelling factor in this mode of operation is the reduced cost of business logistics. Also, as technological advances are making it easier for people to work remotely, there’s little reason to go back to business as usual.
A recent survey carried out on 317 CFOs and business finance leaders revealed that 34% of them plan to continue a remote form of work arrangement even after the pandemic is behind us.
What makes this system work seamlessly? …
…Two words – Unified Communications (UC). No business would survive without effective communication both on the administrative end and on the customer end. Integrating platforms of communication into one significantly improves workflow.
Below are 5 benefits of UC to remote workers
- It simulates an almost natural work environment
This could be through the use of special tools such as voice and video conferences, instant messaging, live chat, and more.
Advances in technology have led to much better voice and video calls. It’s now smoother to communicate this way without any lags thereby enhancing accurate, collaborative, and lag-free communication.
- Increased flexibility
This cuts across different levels of the organizational structure. With unified communications, all the tools that make communication easier are integrated into one platform. Also, this flexibility could be in the form of a mobile app created for the organization that is personalized to suit the company’s specific needs
- Increased productivity
The cloud-based technology of unified communications provides a centralized system. This significantly reduces downtime in a business, thus increasing their productivity. Also, there’s the use of m-learning technology where courses are easily shared with employees who can access them on-the-go.
- Constant workflow
Not having remote workers could leave a business vulnerable to some unexpected issues such as adverse weather events that could force several workers to be stuck at home.
However, while remote workers could be affected by conditions that disrupt internet connectivity, the UC system is programmed to automatically switch to a better network and stay active to avoid disrupting workflow or continuity.
- Unified communications make it easier for integration across all levels of the organization
Both employer-employee communications and interactions with the customers are highly integrated. There’s software that not only keeps track of these various aspects but also links them directly to the cloud-based platform used by the business. That way, everyone has access to the information they require to work optimally.
At this point, the benefits of UC for remote work are undeniable. And in the long run, the increased productivity will lead to better and stronger businesses and a positive impact on the bottom line.
VoxNet is a proven communications partner that will help your company attain the cost savings, mobility, flexibility, control and quality that is crucial to your success. Reach out today!