Future-proof your technology and workforce
Emerging from the pandemic, it’s clear that remote and hybrid work environments are here to stay. Data shows that 61% of employers are using a hybrid work model and that 25% of all professional jobs in North America will be remote by the end of 2022, with remote opportunities increasing through 2023.¹ ²
As a busy business owner, you need reliable systems that bring you and your employees together, help maintain productivity and keep the team satisfied, especially while you’re working apart. Meet unified solutions—your new way to get things done, from anywhere.
Unified solutions refer to communication services like Internet, voice and video bundled as a single solution. The right unified solutions service gives SMBs everything they need to connect, share and work together.
With unified solutions, remote and hybrid workplaces can thrive. In addition to employees benefiting from less stress, improved morale and a better work-life balance, there are 4 big business benefits of this new era of WFA (work from anywhere) technology.
1: Streamlined communications means staying connected wherever you are
Unified solutions provide real-time access and fluidity to data sharing, instant messaging, phone and video communications across multiple devices. Working together, they give employees the opportunity to move seamlessly between apps and collaborate with colleagues across all departments, regardless of who’s in and out of the office.³
Imagine the possibilities for your business. Sending finance your business receipts while you’re on the run, editing a document while you wait for your dentist appointment, confirming inventory from your kitchen table—unified solutions makes it all possible. It gives you everything you need to work smarter no matter where you choose to work.
2: More virtual facetime means greater productivity
Voice and video calling apps allow you and your employees to connect face-to-face digitally, whether you’re at your desk or on your couch—so you don’t fall behind at work. And since you can see each other, you won’t miss out on non-verbal cues like heads nodding in agreement or eyebrows raised in confusion.
Video conferencing is so valuable that 76% of employees state that using it for remote collaboration enhances their work-life balance.4
3: Less downtime means more productive teams
Mobility is at the heart of unified solutions. Being able to access instant messaging, email, voicemail and video conferencing is what makes it such a valuable part of your toolkit.
Productivity is no longer tied to one place, certain times or power itself for that matter. In the event of a power outage at your business (or wherever you work from), your business’s information and the apps your team uses to connect may still be accessed through other platforms and devices.
4: Connected teams makes for a happier workforce
Unified solutions can be the secret ingredient to happier and longer lasting teams. By being connected with the tools they need to succeed at home, on location or in the office, employees are enjoying greater work-life balance without sacrificing productivity.
Statistics show that 95% of employers say remote work has a high impact on employee retention with 77% employees reporting greater productivity, 30% accomplishing more in less time and 53% feeling less stressed.5
United solutions are making WFA more viable than ever
Unified solutions are here to help make working from home less stressful and more productive for your team by allowing them to stay connected to the business and each other.
Whether it’s calls or virtual meetings, everyone’s time can be optimized. With less downtime, teams can be better able to produce great work, faster—which is the first step towards happier customers and bigger profits.6
Not only will you be equipping your team for success, but giving employees the tools to work on their own terms improves what they can accomplish and retention rates.
Want to be able to work from anywhere?
1 61% of Canadian employers using hybrid work model: survey:
2 Remote Work Is Here To Stay And Will Increase Into 2023, Experts Say: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bryanrobinson/2022/02/01/remote-work-is-here-to-stay-and-will-increase-into-2023-experts-say/?sh=798f3b4620a6
3 11 Business Benefits of Enterprise Unified Communications: https://www.atlantech.net/blog/11-valuable-business-benefits-of-unified-communications-as-a-service
4 State of Unified Communications in 2022: https://getvoip.com/blog/2020/07/10/state-of-uc-2020/
5 Study: Teleworkers More Productive—Even When Sick: https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/technology/pages/teleworkers-more-productive-even-when-sick.aspx
6 How Unified Communications Facilitates Remote Employees: https://monstervoip.com/how-unified-communications-facilitates-remote-employees/