Fall is here. Our children are back to school in some form and things just got busier. For many of us, it has become more complicated to balance work and family life. Most importantly, our video conferencing “freemiums” are expiring, which is leading many businesses to rethink their communications strategy. The million dollar question is what everything is going to look like later in the fall or in the dreaded winter.
Flexible working, remote working or work from home (WFH) helps to alleviate the complications of work/life balance. Many companies like Google are allowing their employees to WFH until next summer to help them manage the challenges of work and life. More are following suit.
Many of us thought that remote working was temporary, but the impact COVID has had on culture has changed that mindset forever. Companies are now embracing remote workers, which opens boundaries set by geographic limitations of going to an office. Glassdoor, the job posting site, says its remote job openings are up 28.3% from a year ago, even while overall listings are down 23%.
Since Feb, we’ve seen 3.4% (Flexjobs) knowledge workers working remotely, rise to a whopping 58% (Forbes).
Companies need a solid Unified Communication (UCaaS) platform in place. Phone, chat, and video all In one platform that’s easy to use, implement and most importantly, supports remote working!!
Remember when cloud communications wasn’t a priority? It was something that was nice to have. These trends are telling us something different now. Companies that didn’t embrace this, have to sooner than later, which is a daunting task for many of them.
Technology partners are helping companies of all sizes navigate swiftly and efficiently through this journey.