Working remotely has soared in popularity over the past 10 years. Studies show that the number of people working from home has increased by 19%, with just under 250,000 more individuals opting to work outside of the office compared with 10 years ago.
With the growing community of people already working remotely and the number of people that have demonstrated a wish to follow suit, it won’t be long until this number rises again. According to a survey by Powwownow, 58% of employees believe that working away from the office would help them become more motivated.
Sooner or later, these individuals are going to grow frustrated and start hunting for jobs in companies that can offer them greater flexibility. Business that staunchly refuse to allow their employees to work from home may see an exodus of their best staff, and the ones that remain will likely be less productive and poorly motivated.
How a internet phone service can help
The flexibility of an internet phone system (also known as VoIP, PBX, or cloud phone system) means that team members can be anywhere in the world and still be able to answer the phone like they if they were in a office. This means employees are able to work remotely without it affecting communication with customers and the rest of the team.
With infrastructure costs becoming more expensive for UK businesses, wise company directors will be looking for areas in which they can make savings; an internet phone system is a lot cheaper than landlines, which frees up money for use elsewhere – perhaps on a fancy new coffee machine to keep employees motivated when they are physically in the office?
You don’t need to worry about losing any of the features that come with a traditional landline setup as these are all still available with a internet phone system. If you rely on features like call recording, call forwarding and time-based routing, you needn’t worry about losing functionality.
Although cloud phone systems use the internet to send and receive calls, you won’t run into any issues if you’re suffering from a poor connection – you’ll still be able to transfer calls over to a colleague. Companies using Nimvelo Phone can also use our Communicator app to easily see which team members are busy on the phone and which are available, so calls are handled efficiently and effectively.
How easy is it to set up?
Unlike traditional landlines, internet phone systems are fast and easy to set up – you can be up and running in minutes rather than weeks. Providers like Nimvelo can also work with you to port any existing phone numbers you have in place and will assist in setting up and optimising your system so your transition is seamless.
You can find out more about setting up your internet phone service here, and feel free to contact the Nimvelo team if you have any questions about moving from a business landline to a cloud-based system!