How Millennials Are Shaping the Workplace

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There are more and more millennials entering the workplace. This generation knows technology backwards. Many don’t even remember a time when there weren’t computers and smartphones.

With technology being more advanced than ever before, it has completely transformed the way we live, work, and even communicate.

What millennials expect in the workplace

When you’re making upgrades in the workplace, it’s important to understand what millennials expect. You want to be able to attract this talent and therefore it requires certain expectations to be met.

Today’s employees expect flexible work hours as well as the ability to work outside of the office. They want to achieve a work-life balance above all else. Millennials are great at being able to multi-task. This means that you don’t necessarily need them to be sitting in a cubicle for eight hours a day. They may be able to get all of their work done in less time because of their ability to tap into technology that boosts their productivity.

Employees may want to work from home, a coffee shop, and various other locations. Offering the ability to work remotely will make it easier for you to attract top talent. Then, you only need to have employees check into the office periodically – or when there are various meetings that require their physical attendance.

In order to meet expectations in the workplace, there are several pieces of technology that you will want to have in place.

Must-have technology

In order to achieve flexible working schedules, there are some pieces of technology that you need to implement.

Hosted Cloud services can be a game changer. It will allow you to have access to files and even software without having to be tied to a specific computer. This ensures you’re not dependent on the location of your server simply to get business done. It also opens up the possibility of collaborating on documents without having to be in the same room as everyone else.

Cloud Telephony is also a great tool to have. VoIP allows you to have your telephone service over the internet which includes an array of features that will allow you to forward your calls to a VoIP handset or mobile phone. This ensures that when an employee is not at their physical desk in the office, they can still receive calls. They can be versatile and you don’t have to worry about the high costs of setting up a traditional telephone system for them.

You can also have a virtual switchboard with hosted telephony. An advanced menu and schedule can be created so that all your calls are automatically answered and then directed to the different departments. This can give your business a more professional image while also boosting productivity and saving you money.

You can call all throughout the UK and beyond without having to deal with long-distance fees. Additionally, you can enjoy conference calls, video conferencing, and more. This makes it easy for you to have unified communications with the millennials who work for you who have chosen to work remotely. You can stay updated on what everyone is doing and track progress so that they don’t have to be in the office on a daily basis.

Make your workplace millennial-friendly

Introducing new, innovative technology in the workplace will make it easier for you to be millennial-friendly. It may be necessary for you to talk to some of the millennials you currently employed to find out more about what they need in the workplace to provide productivity while also delivering business profitability. You may be surprised that some of the technology is affordable, very quick to get set up and can provide you with a range of benefits.

When you are ready to explore the benefits of Hosted VoIP, contact Windsor Telecom for details. We can go over the various systems that will deliver a range of telephonic business communication needs.