With a huge number of businesses forced to adapt to a homeworking model in March 2020, we are now nearly two years on from the first instruction to 'work from home where possible'. That 'temporary' measure may soon be coming to an end, however rather than all companies flocking back to the offices and returning to our pre-pandemic ways of working, hybrid working is being suggested as the way to go.
A survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Management found that 84% of managers said their firms had adopted hybrid working practices and, interestingly, that large companies were more likely than small ones to have brought in hybrid working practices.
If you are a small business looking to adopt a hybrid working model, but unsure how to keep your staff working effectively across your telephony and digital systems, then we are here to help:
- Telephony - Hosted telephony allows your staff to work from anywhere in the world, whilst being able to operate as if they were within the same four walls. Simple features such as call transfers, group ringing, conference calls, presence visibility, and presenting your office number on outbound calls are now available from any location. For any business, even sole-traders, we can provide all of these features with a choice of where you make your calls from be it on a desk phone, a mobile, or we can even turn Micrsoft Teams into your phone system - great if you are already fully embedded in Teams for internal comms
- Systems - we can provide secure, dedicated, and guaranteed connections between your remote sites - even home workers - to ensure that traffic flows smoothly and securely across your various locations and devices. This includes both company supplied and personal devices.
If you find yourself in a situation where all calls are still diverted to one mobile, or you are visiting the office to retrieve voicemails, and are now looking to implement a more permanent homeworking solution, then we can help!
Get in touch on 0131 3000103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a no-obligation chat through where you are at just now, and where you would like to be. We can advise on all options available to help you make the right choice for your business, and hold your hand through the whole process.
More than 80% said their firms had adopted hybrid working - most since the pandemic, a survey for the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI) found. But senior leaders are also actively encouraging employees to return to the workplace, a majority of managers said. The institute said firms should embrace hybrid work as "best practice".