The workplace is anywhere workers happen to be, and wherever their ideas may take them. As values change and employees seek greater flexibility, the idea that you have to physically be at your desk all day to be productive is proving to no longer be true. In fact, quite the opposite. Studies have shown that people sitting in cubicles are unproductive most of the time.
New technology has allowed some businesses to rethink the value of an employee who works anywhere. With smart cell phones, tablets, and laptops often more powerful than the office technology, an organization that finds a way to embrace and integrate that person will see benefits such as:
- Individuals can focus on relationships, ideas, and growth by surrounding themselves with more out-of-office influences
- Integrated access to your business data delivers greater insight organizations can achieve new levels of customer engagement, efficiency, and productivity
- Innovation can now flow far beyond the traditional notions of time and place because more formalities are never a catalyst
Our philosophy and practice of putting people first are reshaping the relationship between workers and their work, and companies with their customers. Resulting in a world where all four generations in the workforce—regardless of their location, communication style, or device — can engage and interact on their terms, on their time.
It’s a brilliantly simple idea. We call it Personal UC. And it’s changing everything.
The workplace is significantly different compared to a decade ago. Millennials have invaded the workforce and are demanding a more flexible, agile work environment. Historically, workers were able to accomplish some tasks when out of the office, but they often uttered the phrase “I’ll take care of that when I’m back in the office.” An organization’s ability to eradicate that phrase from the workplace has a direct impact on its ability to compete today. Competitive advantage is no longer about mastering a single core competency. Rather, it’s based on making the best decision possible, while involving he right people, in any location, as fast as possible.
“Mobility Drives the Need for Personal Unified Communications” by Zeus Kerravala, ZD Research
When businesses consider Unified Communications, the process is usually initiated by the IT group, or whoever is managing the network. This is a logical extension of what came before, which is typically the phone system…Today, however, UC has evolved a step further, where the focus is build more around the needs of end users than the network. This represents a fundamental shift regarding what defines value for UC now, and reflects the impact of powerful trends from the consumer world that are now filtering into the workplace.
“How BYOE (Bring Your Own Experience) Drives Value for Unified Communications” by Jon Arnold, J Arnold & Associates
Call us today at 1 (877) 877-9473 to discover how technology can improve your business communications for less expense than you might think.