In a world of flexible working, workers of all types enjoy mobile unified communications (UC) as a way to boost productivity and efficiency. Employees can connect and collaborate from wherever they are and work on the move with any device, at any time of the day, which helps them to find the best ways to work on the move.
In fact, 82% of remote workers said that working from home lowered their stress levels. According to research, high-stress levels can impair short-term learning and concentration areas of the brain, while reduced stress levels have been shown to increase productivity. Employees can work from the comfort of their own homes without travelling and can build their work schedule around their lives.
Working remotely not only helps employees reduce stress and travel costs, but it also makes remote communication easier by allowing employees to work on the move. In addition, working from home offers less distraction, better satisfaction, and flexible work schedules.
Unified communications can benefit remote workers because it helps them communicate and collaborate more effectively while they’re away from the office. It also enhances the productivity of mobile workers and the businesses they serve by offering a variety of remote communication channels like voice and video calling, mobile apps, and instant messaging.
Voice and video calls foster a collaborative atmosphere as employees can communicate with one another even when they’re out of the office. Voice and video calling features help remote workers feel like they’re a part of the team and maintain work relationships with their co-workers. Video calling allows face-to-face collaboration from anywhere, allowing workers to stay home and communicate. Seeing each other on video helps facilitate accurate communication between workers because much of the way people communicate is through non-verbal means only.
When we’re spending 5 hours per day looking at our mobile phones and 87% of mobile users spending their time in apps compared with just 13% on the web, mobile apps offer a convenient way for remote workers to communicate and connect with each other. Mobile apps eliminate the need for workers to use their PCs, which enables collaboration on-the-go.
Mobile devices allow employees to take their offices anywhere, whether it’s the grocery store or a business trip. Mobile and UC allow flexible workers the ability to collaborate with others on projects from afar. This keeps employees from missing out on important information and ideas. They can complete projects, enhance their productivity, increase the revenue for their businesses all while on-the-go.
Gone are the days of walking down to a colleague’s office or waiting hours for a response to an email. In today’s digital age and world of flexible working, instant messaging makes communication response times instantaneous. With mobile devices gaining the ability to support IM platforms, remote workers can chat with colleagues and stay in the loop about what’s happening at the office. IM platforms on mobile devices allow employees to give and receive advice, support, praise and feedback more often. Instant messaging on mobile allows them to stay up-to-date without needing to wait for an email response, open their computers, or attend a face-to-face meeting. They can stay connected right from their mobile phones no matter where they are in the world.
At Windsor Telecom, we offer a mobile business network that is run on a dedicated business-only mobile network. Microsoft 365 can help your employees get more work done in a variety of ways such as email, IM, audio and video calls through Microsoft Teams. To discuss how it can work for your business, call us on 0800 160 1111.