VoIP phone systems and video conferencing tools, have been a necessity as employees have had to work from home. Many companies in Texas and elsewhere worked with remote teams for the very first time.
Now that we’re a year into the pandemic, and there is hope on the horizon of going back to some semblance of “normal” soon, it’s time to look at the things we’ve learned by going through this crisis. Applying those lessons can help you make your business better and stronger.
Important Pandemic Lessons for Businesses
People Can Be More Productive Working From Home Many business owners never would’ve considered allowing employees to work from home prior to the pandemic. There’s the expectation that they may not work as hard and won’t be as effective. But the pandemic showed that just the opposite can be true if they're empowered with the right cloud tools and ability to communicate easily with their team. Over half (52%) of employers say that their employees are more productive working from home than at the office. Many businesses are planning to keep flexible working arrangements post-pandemic, allowing employees to work from home part and/or full-time permanently for multiple benefits:
Lower overhead costs
Fewer sick/personal days taken
Fewer tardiness problems
Improved business continuity