When millions of US employees were suddenly forced to start working remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it came as a bit of a shock. However, what initially felt like a grand experiment has now become the new normal for many businesses across the country. Turns out, working from home works. If your business is gearing up to commit to working fully or partially remote in the long term, make sure you consider our advice on using technology to enable your team.
If your business hasn’t selected and committed to a video chat platform yet, it would be a great time to do so. In any work environment, communicating solely through written word may become tiresome and lead to miscommunication. Choosing a video chatting platform and committing to using it will allow your team to collaborate in real time as if they are working in person.
VoIP Phone Systems
Your team needs phone access regardless of where they’re working. Whether your team is fully or partially remote, VoIP is the best platform for keeping the conversation going. Since the system works entirely over the internet, your team can make calls on their mobile phones or desktops at home with ease. Plus, a properly implemented VoIP system can improve your company’s efficiency and cut costs.
Inter-Office Chat and Texting
Video chatting and phone calls are important, but in a remote setting they’re only a piece of the communication puzzle. While you’ll probably find that oral communication methods are best for important meetings or company check-ins, many businesses are doing the bulk of their communication over chatting and texting platforms. Our Unified Communications solutions have made inter-office chatting easier than ever before. We take all of your primary means of communication (desk phone, cell phone, IM, email, voice mail) and unify them into one platform. Your team’s productivity will soar as they collaborate seamlessly in real time via text chatting.
Enable Your Remote Workers with Solutions from McEnroe Voice & Data
McEnroe Voice & Data provides versatile, affordable and flexible telecommunications, VoIP and security solutions to businesses throughout Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. With access to the best manufacturers and excellent customer service, you can trust McEnroe. To learn more, please call us at (410) 785-1600.