communicationsRemember the days when the only way you could empower employee communications was in face-to-face meetings that required time and travel planned far in advance? That brings up not-so-fond memories of securing landlines, delayed flights, flip charts, windowless meeting rooms, and maybe even slide projectors!  

Of course in today’s business world, this is an outdated and impractical proposition. You and your team are mobile and on demand. Most companies today need flexible business communications tools for quick teamwork to solve problems wherever a worker may be and on multiple devices.

But how do you create collaboration when you and your staff may be located all over the state, or even the country?

Communications Tools that Drive Collaboration

It all depends on the tools you are using to gather team members together to share information, plan, and innovate.  

Many businesses lack the communication equipment their teams need to work together effectively.  

In today’s business world your employees access information from their desks, laptops, cell phones, and a variety of other devices wherever they may be.  To share that information they use email or separate web applications that require additional steps to use.  Even with web conferencing, the personal cell phones that remote employees rely on may not be connected to the company’s main phone system.  

Unfortunately, your current phone system may be creating limitations for you and your team.

It’s drastically more difficult for remote employees to access company systems for conferencing and voicemail with personal landlines and cell phones.  And since it doesn’t make business sense to fund frequent company meetings, you need another way to encourage employees to work together whenever and wherever they need.   

Thankfully, there’s a relatively simple way to solve that problem: Implementing a company-owned communication system that’s flexible, mobile, and collaborative.   

Enable Mobile Employees with Functional and Professional Tools

A Unified Communication system encourages collaboration. Team members can make and receive company calls, access corporate voicemail, setup virtual conferences, and instant message from the same basic platform. 
It’s one click to start a meeting or share a document.  No more separate emails, links, and phone numbers.  It just happens in the flow of the conversation.
Traditional phone systems on the other hand, often hinder collaboration because of their limited mobile capability. This results in lost money, lost productivity, and lost opportunities.  To top it off, you may be paying more in the form of multiple carriers and disparate systems.
Cloud communication systems give you a continuous connection to your partners, co-workers, customers, and suppliers from any location your employees are working.  Your teams can collaborate as easily from the road as they can from the office.
Forget about fragmented conference calls and impersonal emails.  In today’s business environment, it just makes sense to bring teams together using cloud technology.