Remember 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Of course in today’s business world, this is an outdated and impractical proposition.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.