- April 3, 2020
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How VoIP services benefit remote work from home.
In recent weeks, unprecedented events have caused much of the world to be flipped upside down. For most people in the United States, the effects of the coronavirus have been felt throughout their personal and professional lives, leaving many financially strapped and with no idea when they’ll be returning to work.
The silver lining, at least from an employment perspective, is the fact that many non-essential businesses have been able to keep their workforce going by either continuing or implementing remote work from home. Since this has been a benefit to possibly millions of workers all across the country, today we’re going to look at the benefits remote workers receive thanks to VoIP phone systems.
Simple Transition for Unexpected Situations
The extreme situation we find ourselves in has shown how VoIP is perfect for transitioning from an office environment to a work-at-home environment. VoIP service providers can help a single employee or an entire team make the change in a short period of time so that normal business operations can continue unimpeded. This will be beneficial in various situations such as the business being temporarily closed, an ill child that necessitates a day off, and many other circumstances.
Flexibility for Business and Employees
With the use of VoIP, an employee is no longer limited to conducting work from his or her office work-space. Remote working means an employee can have flexibility in determining when work is to be conducted, which translates to working really late at night, waking up late if the company is okay with that, splitting up a work day to coincide with family needs, or sticking to a stringent schedule set by the employer.
Quick and Cost-Effective Remote Setup
Businesses that haven’t switched to remote working often have no idea how extremely quick and cost-effective it is to get an employee set up at home. Since VoIP uses the cloud, employees who conduct remote work from home won’t need to lug heavy and expensive equipment from the office. More often than not, an employee will already have everything that’s needed or will require simple software installation or a small piece of hardware that business VoIP providers can help provide and set up.
Easy Collaboration Thanks to the Cloud
Perhaps the greatest thing about VoIP business phone systems is how easy it is to stay connected with others whether you’re at the office or doing remote work from home. It allows workers to stay in constant contact with co-workers and bosses via texting, messaging, voicemail, video conferencing, and other options. This allows you to have all the conveniences of working at home while being able to communicate and collaborate with other individuals without missing a beat.
Far-Reaching Video Conferences Capabilities
If there’s one specific VoIP feature that allows remote workers to go above and beyond, it’s definitely video conferencing. Although communication through text, messaging, etc. is convenient and indispensable, face-to-face contact provides us with additional social interaction and will often make collaboration more beneficial. This also allows you to conduct meetings with your team and bring in clients or other employees who are far away, which can reduce travel needs and costs.
Thankful (and Productive) Workers
Most people who work from home absolutely love it because it gives them a great deal of flexibility and convenience. They no longer need to worry about making a commute every day, spending a fortune on gas, or even – if they so desire on days without a meeting – changing out of their robe. This all adds up to thankful employees who are more dedicated to the company and more productive at their jobs.
Contact Onyx for VoIP Installation and Hosted Solutions
Onyx VoIP Services can assist you with remote work from home and other business phone service needs. To learn more about our remote access services or to receive a free, no-obligation consultation, call (855) 565-6699 today.