In today’s business world, most companies offer work from home options for one simple reason: employees are often more productive working from home than they are at the office. Companies also benefit from reduced overhead costs and increased employee retention. There is one potential drawback though; how does your remote team collaborate with everyone else? Fortunately, it’s not as complicated as it may seem. Here’s two simple steps to make sure your remote team stays connected:
The Right Tools
Would you deprive your in-office employees the tools and technology that they need to work? Of course not! So don’t make that mistake with your remote team just because they are at home. Be sure that they have the right computer, software, and printer. You should also get them a desk phone. In the past, supplying out of office employees with a desk phone not tethered to your in-house system would have been impossible. This is no longer the case.
With VoIP, all you need to do is plug your desk phone into any router. As long as it’s configured properly, your remote employees can enjoy all of the features and functionality of your professional Business Phone System. This goes a long way in making sure that they remain a part of the team.
The Right Features
By allowing your remote team into your Business Phone System, you’re doing more than providing them with a desk phone. They get all of the tools and features that comes along with it. Features like real-time voice and video calls, audio conferences with web sharing, group chat, calendar integration, team meetings, and more are all great collaboration tools that ensure your remote employees keep in touch with everyone else.