98% of Meetings Will Have One or More Remote Participants
The past few years have transformed the face of modern workforces. Working remotely is no longer a government-enforced health requirement. It’s now a model adopted by businesses around the world. From Global Fortune 500 giants to SMEs, schools and charities, enterprises of all shapes and sizes are embracing hybrid workforces.
The latest statistics from CISCO reveal the extent of the trend. A huge 98% of meetings will have one or more remote participants going forward. This means digital collaboration tools are no longer optional. They’re essential. With the right technologies in place, organisations can empower employees with the tools to communicate, collaborate and innovate, regardless of physical location.
Removing barriers between in-house and remote employees
The secret to a successful hybrid workforce is to remove barriers between in-house and remote employees. Technology is at the heart of the solution and can be used to streamline in-house communication between personnel. This is where Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) steps up.
Backed by internet connectivity, VoIP is designed to make employee communication fast, reliable and seamless. The goal is to remove as many barriers as possible and attempt to replicate the experience of a face-to-face meeting. VoIP does this by prioritising the following:
- A reliable connection that doesn’t drop in and out
- Exceptional voice clarity
- Unlimited call minutes
- Low cost-per-call rates
- Screen sharing and other collaborative tools
- Round-the-clock maintenance and support from a dedicated tech team
Ultimately, VoIP exists to help hybrid teams communicate and collaborate as efficiently as possible.
VoIP for hybrid workplaces
Hybrid workspaces pose a unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to internal communication. Whether remote employees are based a few kilometres away or on a different continent, communications networks must have the capacity to support both in-house and remote users.
The rise of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) means channels are no longer limited to voice only. UCaaS describes a full suite of centralised communications channels, including HD video calls, instant chat messaging, purpose-built team collaboration platforms and more.
Unlike traditional landlines, VoIP services support internet-enabled voice calls, as well as other UCaaS technologies like video calls and conferencing. This makes VoIP a savvy investment for any business with remote workers.
Scalable VoIP solutions for growing businesses
One of the biggest benefits of VoIP is scalability. The service is internet-based, which makes it easy to add users as your business or enterprise grows. The best providers offer tiered plans, meaning you can invest as little or as much as you like in a VoIP service. Simply pay for what you use and channel the savings into growing your business.
Want to know more? Call us today on 0330 174 3016 to discuss how VoIP solutions can support your hybrid workforce and drive growth.