Coronavirus - Work From Home Solutions
Companies around the globe have rolled out mandatory remote work. Whether you’re considering this for the first time or have something in place already, here are a few suggestions to help your business stay productive.
From the UK to the US, Japan to South Korea, global companies have, in the last few days, rolled out mandatory work-from-home policies to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
It’s realistic to assume that shifting to the ‘home office’ will become the new normal for many of us for a while, given the recent announcement (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-51839944) that the coronavirus has officially reached ‘pandemic’ status.
Some employees will be working from home for the first time, which means figuring out how to stay focused in this new environment as for many homeworking may not lend itself to productivity. But there are ways to deliver results and avoid going stir-crazy, from setting up a good workspace to the way you talk to your team.
Provided your staff have good internet connectivity at home, there are a number of solutions that can quickly be implemented to enable calls to be handled just as if you are in the office.
Potentially the easiest way to enable staff to homework. However, the Microsoft phone solution is expensive to use, due to call bundle costs and out of bundle charges. Our Microsoft Direct Routing Solution is cost effective and easy to deploy.
Many of our customers already have a Mitel system. Phone Manager facilitates remote working, at any time. Users can work over their mobile phone using an App or a softphone on their laptop. Plus IP Handsets (with a suitable power supply) can plugged into a compatible router - and away you go, homeworking in an instant!