Gone are the days of the 9-to-5. As our lives have gone mobile, business is following suit. People are working at all hours of the day already, because they’re constantly hooked in. But science is showing that if you foster a flexible work environment, your staff is more satisfied, more productive and less likely to quit. If I told you there was a magical formula for increased productivity and decreased turnover, you’d want it. And UCaaS (Unified Communication as a Service) is the main ingredient. Here are 4 ways this deployment will help you grow, from our partner Windstream.
- Building the Dream Team. As industries become more competitive, it’s essential to build the best team to support your projects. With UC solutions and teleworking, the employee search is no longer limited by location. The most qualified employees for teams requiring specific skill sets now can be geographically scattered and recruiting efforts can be widespread.
- Employee Satisfaction. With the rise in Millennial workers and Gen X employees seeking more of a work-life integration, teleworking is a great option to address employee concerns of managing family obligations, lengthy commute times and general office distractions. Additionally, employees have greater freedom in developing their own work environments to accommodate individual learning styles, interactions and collaboration.
- Cost Reduction. Teleworking and UC solutions offer several options for cost savings. The transition of legacy equipment to an integrated UC solution has a direct and tangible impact on business equipment and software costs. Today’s UC solutions have proven to bring positive “soft” benefits such as increased employee productivity through streamlined communication and enhanced collaboration. In addition to long-term technology cost reductions, organizations can reduce overhead budgets and see a decrease in absenteeism—and its associated cost. The research of Global Workplace Analytics found that an employer could potentially save 63 percent of the cost of absenteeism per teleworking employee, or $2,086 per employee per year.
- Business Continuity. Teleworking provides employees with an added level of flexibility, which can be critical in times of severe man-made or natural disasters. Employees that may not be able to travel to the office can continue to work from home, mitigating downtime and supporting a “business as usual” environment. This provides businesses with a more holistic business continuity strategy.
Implementing a UCaaS solution isn’t easy. Each business will have its own specific requirements and needs that must be considered. To be successful, enterprises need a trusted partner that can help them assess their current environment and future needs, develop and implement a plan involving multiple communications vendors, and support them after install. Corporate Technologies can be that partner. Contact us today to get started on the path towards productivity and growth. To learn more about Unified Communications, download our whitepaper below.