Since the start of the pandemic, the issue of working from home has been on everyone’s lips. Before this, the preconceived idea that allowing employees to work from home would result in lower production discouraged employers from allowing this practice; fortunately, this idea has proven false. Today’s businesses appreciate the savings they get from no longer having to supply a physical workspace, they also appreciate that this practice allows them to meet new health regulations.
Technology plays a pivotal role in making working from home easier. Just think of how easy it is now for employees to check their e-mail messages from the office on their laptop or, even more simply, on their mobile phone. The availability of IP telephony has also contributed to the democratization of services that were previously only available through expensive systems that could only be accessed locally, within the walls of a company.
An example of one such tool that has become essential to facilitate remote working is the soft phone, such as Counterpath’s Bria softphone. This system allows its users to make calls from a computer or a smartphone connected to an Internet network, thus allowing worker mobility.
Moreover, whether at the office, at home or on the road, employees using this soft phone can see the availability status (present, absent, in a meeting, etc.) of the colleagues they wish to reach. The tool also allows screen sharing, file transfer, and videocalls, making it much easier to hold meetings with two or more people. In addition to being available from a wireless network, the Bria Softphone makes it easy to communicate with other internal users, since it can be integrated to the company directory.
Bria is undoubtedly an indispensable tool to boost productivity, flexibility and responsiveness of employees by transforming their desktop computer, tablet or smartphone into a telephone terminal associated with their professional number.
Furthermore, the increase of employees working from home, from the pandemic, has led to a surge in the popularity of videoconferencing and teleconferencing technologies. These tools allow them to keep in touch and organize group meetings, on a small or large scale. From catch-up calls with colleagues to virtual company meetings and training sessions, group connectivity is a must for remote workers.
OMNItotal offers several teleconferencing services; from the Independent to Self-Managed to Permanent: these tools not only allow your employees to be more efficient and effective, but also give them the possibility to stay connected during this extraordinary period.
Contact us today to learn more about the different connectivity tools that will undoubtedly make it easier for your employees to work from home, while reducing your communication expenses.