The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for a flexible communications system that provides workers with the ability to work from anywhere. VoIP was making such things possible even before recent events made working remotely the norm rather than an option. Here VoIP phone solutions provider Nebula Solutions discusses how VoIP powers the remote workforce.
The Benefits of Having a Remote Workforce
Even before the pandemic forced workers to stay indoors, working from home was a high priority for as much as 40% of job candidates just last year. Being able to look after children while still working or avoid the morning rush a few times a week are important perks for many workers.
A remote workforce also benefits organizations in many ways. It helps reduce the need for physical office space and overhead and also increases productive hours by reducing tardiness caused by commuting. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, a remote workforce helped reduce the number of sick days, as sick employees didn’t have to come into the office and thus spread their illness. Companies can also choose from a wider pool of applicants since travel isn’t a factor. In addition, a remote workforce can help workers achieve a better work-life balance, which improves employee retention
VoIP & the Remote Workforce
An effective remote workforce needs reliable business phone systems, not just for phone calls and emails but also for video conferences, sharing files and recording work hours. VoIP provides all of this in a single platform, creating a unified environment where remote teams can collaborate as if they’re sitting next to each other at the office.
You might be wondering why all of this is necessary when there are free tools that help achieve the same goals. Users of videoconferencing applications, in particular, have risen in number since the pandemic forced everyone indoors. Setting aside the inconvenience of having these applications installed individually and the learning curve that comes with them, you also don’t know if these applications are secure. You can’t send sensitive company data through these channels, which means you need a secure way for your team to work.
This is where VoIP comes in. It provides a virtual environment where workers can work seamlessly and reliably without compromising work quality and productivity. More importantly, it gives you peace of mind knowing that your data is secure.
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