With research showing that 62% of employees are working remotely and 87% of companies expect their employees to use their personal devices for work, you know that today’s workplace is not what it was, even in the not-too-distant past.
Another evolution taking place is that more companies are now planning on introducing work-from-home plans. What is this dramatic change stemming from? The rise of modern technology. It’s changing the way your employees work and how you can approach productivity.
What you really need to evaluate is this: Do you have the right tools to get you through this huge shift in the workplace and survive to become a thriving force in the future?
Here are some examples of why the tools we have all relied on need to progress – before you get left behind in this new era.
Over the years, we’ve all seen how advances in technology allow us to save time, save money, and increase our productivity. Not only do we save money through what these new tools can do, but the cost of adopting technology has steadily declined and has become affordable. To the point where it is now indispensable.
Saving money through adopting a system like hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is one of the ways many businesses are strategically cutting down their costs.
When technology started to be introduced to the workplace, there were some well-known limitations that were once a dark stain on devices and software. Some of those distant memories are what is stopping companies today from adopting new technology and solutions.
As much as the modern smartphone is much more capable, reliable, and is leaps and bounds ahead of the flip-phones we started with, so too have other digital technologies advanced. Today, traditional phone systems are being replaced with hosted VoIP systems for the many features (and cost-savings) they bring to businesses.
Increasing Remote Workers
Some surprising statistics show:
- 50% of the US workforce holds a job that is compatible with at least partial remote work
- 80-90% of the US workforce says they would like to be able to work remotely at least part-time (with the sweet spot being two to three days a week)
- Fortune 1000 companies around the world are reworking their office space because employees are already so mobile that desks are empty 50-60% of the time.
Whether your employees are openly telling you or not, they want to have the option to work remotely and not be tied down to their desks. Productivity is not confined to whether they are present in the same building as their team. By providing them the tools they need to stay connected and achieve the work-life balance they are seeking, you are more likely to hold on to your workforce – and have an enticing benefit to attract the best talent.
Companies that allow remote work have 25% less employee turnover than their competitors, and 76% of employees would be more willing to stay with their current employer if they could work flexible hours.
To accommodate and take advantage of these new trends, you need a reliable (and affordable) solution. A hosted VoIP system can adapt to your present software platforms, provide you with valuable stats, and seamlessly connect your remote workers with their colleagues, clients, and prospects.
Millennials in the Workforce
Studies predict that by 2020 more than 75% of the workforce with be millennials. These are workers who have been exposed to and used technology all of their adult life. Whether we like it or not, technology is now completely intertwined with all aspects of a business. Thankfully, the majority of today’s workforce is already at ease with technology.
You can take advantage of this by incorporating a hosted VoIP system that will allow your team to stay connected, benefit from a host of advanced features, and connect to a platform that evolves with technological progress.
Change with the Times
We recognize the realities of today’s workplace and work every day with businesses like yours to help them integrate cutting-edge telecommunication systems.
Our team at DB Networks Hosted PBX can help you understand the benefits a hosted VoIP platform can bring to your business. Give us a call today to have a quick chat to go through how easy a hosted VoIP is to install and start taking advantage of increased productivity for your enterprise growth.