Does your business’ technology allow you to work from home with as much ease as if you were in the office? With the festive season coming up and plenty of bitter winter weather upon us, it’s worth equipping your business for flexible working.

Whether it’s working from home on Christmas Eve to avoid Christmas congestion on your commute, or being snowed in and unable to get to the office, working remotely has never been so simple. And let’s not forget making things easier for those who are still in the office – VoIP is flexible and makes things such as short staff levels easier to deal with, significantly minimising the impact on your business.

VoIP is the driving force behind the remote working evolution, as it allows you to work seamlessly at home or anywhere else with an internet connection. Make phone calls, access your emails and calendar, and even receive faxes without the need for a fax machine.

Here are a few of the features that make VoIP great for flexible working:

Seem bigger

This is a useful tool for any time of year for small businesses, but it’s especially good for the festive period when you’re likely to be short staffed. If your team is looking thin on the ground, why not alter your hunt groups so that calls will only go to the phones of staff that are in the office. Customers don’t need to know you’re running on half the usual numbers if you don’t want them to.

Don’t miss that call

Waiting on an important phone call but don’t want to speak to anyone else? No problem. You can route your calls to your mobile, and let the low priority calls go to voicemail. Perfect for the office party or a day off. If you’re unable to switch off from work completely, at least VoIP can make it easy for you to priorities.

Answer your office phone where it suits you

Want to work from home for the last week of December? Catching an early train to visit family on Christmas Eve? You can still answer your office phone by routing it to your mobile or home phone. Better still, you can set calendar based routing, configuring your office phone to divert to wherever you expect to be on certain days of the week, month or year. You can even set it so that the office phone still rings in case you’re still there.

VoIP offers you so much more than a traditional telephone line, and in a world where technology is advancing at breakneck speed, it has the ability to improve and adapt, working alongside new technology and changing trends. What’s more, it’s actually cheaper than a traditional landline. Try our cost calculator to see how much you could save by switching to Gradwell VoIP.

Want to know more about how VoIP supports remote working? More information can be found in our white paper.




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