2020 – the year of ‘unprecedented times’. How were we to know in January that working remotely would be the situation-normal for most businesses? We’d have thought this kind of prediction would be a bonkers concept.
98% of employees state that they would like to work partially remotely, for the rest of their career. No more commuting, access to your own fridge and working in
pyjamas professional loungewear is a dream for many employees. However, a lot of employers didn’t consider remote working an option until the outbreak of COVID-19.
Like most businesses across the country right now, you’ve probably had your hand forced by the current COVID-19 pandemic. You may have found that you weren’t quite prepared for this new way of working. But now that the genie is out of the bottle, many are wondering how they’re going to return to working in an office once the pandemic has passed.
So, how do we sail this new ship?
We’ll tell you how. You can now seamlessly integrate both ways of working into your future plans. Better still – you could do so for a lot less money!
When we talk to our clients, they’re always surprised to hear just how much value our VoIP packages hold. We offer so much more than just a ‘phone line’. Our complete service enables our clients to not only effectively unify their workforce and telephony from anywhere in the world. It also empowers them to accelerate their business even through times of crisis.
Switching to T4COM could save you as much as 50% on your current telephony systems. There are no outlays or overhead costs such as line rentals, maintenance fees or expensive handsets. We’ve already spoken in a previous blog about just how much you can save and gain by switching with T4COM. But, what most employers want to know is how it will affect their workforce today?
So, why should I integrate remote working into my business?
Once upon a time, it was believed that working from home meant one thing. Laziness. Employers imagined their employees slumped on the sofa binge watching Netflix. But, if there’s one thing that any employee who works from home will tell you… It’s that working from home enables them to get more done in a day than they do in the office. In fact, a whopping 97% of employees asked agreed that they would recommend working from home to fellow employees.
Here are just some of the reasons given as to why working from home boosted the productivity of staff…
Limited distractions: Many employers worry that remote working means more potential for distraction for their work-force. However, many home workers say that it allows them to streamline their workload and focus on the task at hand. A busy office can often be confused with a productive office.
Overheads: Nothing saves money like cutting overhead costs. Telephony costs aside, remote working will bring down the cost of electricity and heating. The same also applies to refreshments, consumables, office supplies and all the other costs that mount up. Some companies go completely remote and have eradicated the costs of renting offices, storage and parking in big central cities. That’s a large chunk of change that can be reinvested back into the business and the workforce.
For your staff…
Goodbye grizzly commute: Some workers commute up to two hours each way every day. That’s ten hours of your employees personal time a week spent just to get to their desk each morning. Before your employee has walked through office doors, they’ve already run a stressful gauntlet. Now they’re expected to get through everything the work-day throws at them before repeating the commute home again. Rinse and repeat five days a week. It’s no wonder that productivity plummets on a Friday. Your workforce are shattered!
Switch that to a full night’s sleep, a calm morning routine and no travelling to get to their desk. Your staff’s wellbeing is bound to increase.
Morale: When staff wellbeing is high, so too is the business wellbeing. A well cared for team is better prepared to deal with anything that their day throws at them. They will be more enthused and energised to work harder. With access to their home comforts, employees can work the way they want to with little effect on their co-workers. No more arguing over the heating or who’s turn it is to make the tea. Winner!
Flexibility: With pre-booked train tickets and office closing times, employee flexibility is a very limited option. However, when working remotely, there is a lot more scope for both employers and employees to work flexibly. Whether it’s working longer evenings or starting earlier when they feel more productive. The ability to be flexible with working means that you’ll be getting your employees at their best. Everyone works to a different rhythm; the 9-5 isn’t for everyone. Allowing for flexibility ensures that your team is 100% whenever they’re logged in. No staring at a blank spreadsheet watching the cursor blink repeatedly waiting for the caffeine to kick in required.
But what about keeping my team connected?
Our software setup means that no team member will ever be disconnected. As long as there is access to WiFi or 4G, your staff can stay in touch throughout the working day. With ring groups, video-conferencing and user monitoring, you’ll be as connected as if you were all in the same building. Only there’s no Sarah telling you about her incredibly mundane weekend away with the girls for the second time this hour. You’re welcome.
So why T4COM?
We don’t mean to brag, but we’re very good at what we do. We can have you set up and ready to work in 24 hours. You keep your current numbers – no need to update those letterheads!
To keep workforces engaged during the pandemic, we’re currently offering businesses a special offer for a limited period only. Get the most technically advanced PBX service coupled with the UK’s most rock-solid VoIP from T4COM. Sign up to our solution!
The benefits include: –
- Zero cap-ex – no start-up costs
- Substantial cost saving with an inclusive fixed monthly price
- Intrinsically de-centralised: work remotely with FULL office functionality across a range of devices
- Disaster recovery built-in: if your office has problems, we can automatically route calls to other buildings or mobiles
- Feature rich, scalable and fast to setup
- No on-site hardware required, everything Is located in our secure datacentres
- Never miss a call and maintain privacy: make and receive calls from your office number, from your mobile
- Single point of contact for assistance or technical support.
Okay – but I still need a physical office too…
That’s the best bit. Using T4COM means that your employees can transition seamlessly between both home and office. No need to fuss about with forwarding phones, out of office messages or relying on ‘trusty’ post-it-note reminders. Either through softphones, desktops or mobile devices – our software means that they can log into the system wherever they are. Your clients will be none the wiser! The only thing you’ll need to worry about? Just how long HAS the milk been left in the office fridge during lockdown?
So, not only are we offering you less overheads. We’re also offering a level of flexibility, availability and access to your workforce that you’ve never had before. Whether it’s working through a global pandemic, or just another Wednesday – T4COM are connecting our customers for less.
Connect your users today and take advantage of this extraordinary offer – contact us now!