No matter what the future holds, hybrid working is predicted to stay. According to a prediction from software giant Citrix, 70% of people will work away from the office as often as they work at a desk.

In this new workplace reality, how do you ensure employees are productive wherever they are working, are able to collaborate with each other and your customers are able to easily connect? 

Here are our five tips on creating the 'productive anywhere' workplace with 'Unified Communications' technology

  1. Consolidate communications
    Landlines, mobile, voice, video, instant messaging... there are now so many apps and technologies to connect you to your clients. This year, look at consolidating and streamlining them all using omnichannel Unified Communications to deliver a consistent service to customers no matter how they make contact.
     
  2. Simplify collaboration
    Empower your employees to work anywhere and everywhere by giving them tools that support collaborative working. The ability to share information and work on data together allows them to be more productive – and helpful to your clients.
     
  3. Think outside the office
    The modern workforce is increasingly mobile and you need reliable ways to stay connected with your team. Unified Communications allows you to seamlessly communicate using the most appropriate channel at any given moment, no matter where you are in the world. It will also help you to meet employee demands for increased flexible working.
     
  4. Break down silos
    Finding ways to share data around the business will unlock new opportunities and help your employees to increase productivity. You should also be wary of adopting single-function applications that introduce new barriers to data sharing.
     
  5. Free up IT budget for strategic projects
    Take the opportunity to consider how much of your current IT spend is “dead money”, propping up systems that frustrate your employees and limit productivity. What is the cumulative cost of IT spend and lost productivity? This will help you properly quantify the benefits of future investment in comms and collaboration tools.

 

Introducing our Unified Communications (UC) services at Logixal. UC is a reliable infrastructure that enables businesses to integrate all of the ways they communicate. It includes innovative technology that combines video conferencing, phone calls, screensharing, chat and meeting management—all in one platform that works on desktop, tablet and mobile. Get in touch here