This is becoming the big question for many businesses and organizations as California prepares to enter Stage 3 of its opening process. It’s a natural question, as everyone is eager to return to normalcy, but it fails to consider the lasting effects COVID-19 will have on businesses moving forward.
Most likely, your business will not be what it was before—not entirely. The stay-at-home order changed how we work in the United States more than at any other time in history, and experts indicate that this change will not simply fade away when the virus does.
In a recent poll conducted on behalf of Zapier, it was estimated that half of the United States’ labor force is now working remotely. According to another report from Global Workplace Analytics, 82% of U.S. workers (75 million people!) want to continue working from home due to the flexibility of their new schedules. Likewise, employers have been crunching numbers, and they’ve found that allowing employees to maintain an office/home balance will reduce office-related overhead.
The only thing certain about the future is that working from home is here to stay.
For business owners contemplating their next steps, a good question is: “How can I use this time to reinvent my company, and how can I prepare to succeed in a new environment?”
We’re not going to pretend to know exactly what your company needs, or how you can achieve the highest level of success in the next chapter, but we can tell you that our clients had a much better experience than most during America’s challenging transition to remote work.
The reason? Our clients were already poised to work from home. Having been set up with Triton VOIP services, all that was required was a few quick updates and preference changes, and our clients were communicating with their teams via calls and messaging as if they were back in the office. That’s the beauty of working from home, but it doesn’t work if you aren’t properly set up.
In the same report from Zapier, it was found that 43% of those working from home were using some form of “team chat” software. 49% were using video conferencing and other communication tools. As more and more begin working from home, the need for quality communication products and services will skyrocket.
For those wanting to be ahead of the game, getting your team properly equipped with VOIP capabilities is crucial.
Now’s the time to make your move.