How VoIP Phones Deliver the Flexibility Employees Demand

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 in Jeff Nolte's Blog

What does “flexibility” mean to your employees in the context of their work life? If you’re unsure, you can’t give them what they want if you don’t fully understand what they’re looking for.

As it turns out, statistics show many business leaders aren’t delivering on employee expectations. A recent study identified a “flexibility gap,” where a whopping 96{3b3c2c4b05237dc71f8c61646acc7a492c4f8efec63bbc3e74b96e7bbaa7bece} of employees said they need flexibility to do their job, while only 47{3b3c2c4b05237dc71f8c61646acc7a492c4f8efec63bbc3e74b96e7bbaa7bece} said they actually have it.

The study breaks down “flexibility” into categories:

  • Unconventional hours and shifts: An employee may want to work an earlier or a later shift to avoid rush hour or be available for their family.
  • Micro-adjustments in hours: People may need to leave work early for their daughter’s dance recital and want to make up those hours later that night or over the weekend.
  • Location changes: Workers want to be able to move from one location to another without interrupting their ability to work.
  • Remote working: Employees want to work at home and other off-site locations with ease.
  • Part-time work: The opportunity to work in a reduced capacity gives employees the freedom to spend more time with their family or pursue other interests.

A VoIP phone system is a simple yet powerful way to support all of these flexibility requirements.

  • With VoIP, flexibility becomes the norm when your communications solution allows employees to seamlessly move from desktop to mobile and to have a single experience regardless of device, location and network.
  • Flex hours, remote working and the transition from one workspace to another all happen effortlessly, with zero interruption in workflow.
  • And, a VoIP phone’s collaboration tools keep travel requirements – and costs – to a minimum, without sacrificing quality or productivity.

The bottom line: VoIP phones not only give employees and executives more flexibility independence, they free up time, increase productivity and foster collaboration.

Let’s talk about VoIP technology for your business. Contact us today at 800.787.4848 or jnolte@ctsmd.us.