How to work from home when schools are out

Posted on 26th Jun 2018 in General

We’re approaching school summer holiday season, a time children excitedly look forward to, parents worry about how they are going to manage a work/life balance and businesses deal with the pressure to offer employees flexible working to accommodate.

Fundamentally to ensure these situations work together - businesses need to look at what technology is required to support employees to enable ‘business as usual’ and workforce collaboration.

When great communications tools are available on any device, in any location, you can connect your employees, customers, and partners across networks and locations.

Advances in unified communications are being driven in part by the necessity of enabling a remote and mobile workforce to be as connected to those in the office. As a result, communications platforms must evolve into truly unified, personal solutions to meet the needs of the changing mobile workplace, anywhere and anytime.

Having the right communication solution

Employees are never without a mobile device of some kind. Having a mobile and flexible workforce can improve productivity greatly and increase efficiency for businesses.

The right technology can help to re-create an in-office experience regardless of location. By allowing your employees the flexibility to work from home and remotely can be positioned as an attractive benefit of the job and help improve work/life balance. Having the right communication system that support and enables mobility can help attract and keep the right staff for your business.

What features can help increase mobility?

With so many communication solutions available, it can be a daunting task of choosing and knowing the right one for your business.

Avaya IP Office offers several key mobile and unified communication features including:

  • One number service - never miss a call.

  • Unified messaging - this allows calls and voicemail to be delivered on multiple devices simultaneously.

You may also want to look at additional solutions for your employees, providing the ability to turn any phone into and extension of your office, instant messaging and chat, and audio and video conferencing. Ultimately, the right solution should enable your employees to be reachable across your business regardless of location.

What impact does school holidays have on your business and team? Do you have technology which allows employees to work from home? If you don’t have the technology to work efficiently from anywhere, to keep your business running and team operational, give Exchange Communications a call on 0800 008 7600 or visit us at

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