This holds true for business phone system installation, too, not just sports. A decision like your business phone system should not be taken lightly, nor installed quickly. Here are a few suggestions that will make your next business phone system purchase easier.
Know your deadlines
You only have so much time before you have to make a decision. Just like football has a ticking clock, if you wait too long to select a business phone system, it’s liable to be a rush job. Without allowing the appropriate lead time, are you really ascertaining that your dial tone orders are accurate?
Take the time to review all proposals
If you don’t give yourself enough time to consider all options, your business may be stuck with a business phone system that doesn’t meet your needs. Another benefit of having enough time to review all proposals is that, by making a decision early, you can double check all of the programming for your automated system and make any necessary changes.
Have a great coach!
In every NFL team, someone has the job of eyeing the clock and determining what play should be called. Watching a game where the team blows it in the final minutes due to poor time management, can illustrate the importance of having a great coach. It works the same way with your business phone system.
If you’re the team leader, be sure to assemble a great staff. If your facilities person knows where all of the phone numbers go, include him/her in the final review team. Ask the salespeople how they manage their calls when they’re not in the office. Without asking for input from the staff, you won’t get the best system for your organization.