VoIP can ease the winter blues for UK firms

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30 October, 2015

With falling temperatures during the winter, businesses are forced to confront greater numbers of absenteeism than in normal conditions. Business owners are not fans of this season for this very reason, and it isn’t just for the absenteeism alone. Even when employees do manage to make it to the office, production isn’t as high as normal due to delays caused by icy roads. The good news is that there is a solution in the form of voice over IP telephony, which enables workers to maintain high levels of production at home.

VoIP enables workers who are unable to make it into work due to poor weather conditions to log in to the office network. Essentially, if the office is affected by heavy snowfall or power failure, business can carry on as normal.

By 2022, it is expected that all workers who handle information will have the choice to work from home, as a direct result of changes and trends in office culture. This style of working isn’t a passing trend, which isn’t bad news for business owners as there are numerous advantages.

Statistics show that businesses that utilise such technology and enable their staff to work remotely observed a 20 per cent increase in production, a 9.5 per cent rise in time worked, lower absenteeism, and lower attrition.

At Ten Ten Systems, we offer a VoIP service to create a flexible working environment and ensure that business ticks over as usual during those troublesome winter months.

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