As businesses grow and workers become increasingly remote it is more vital now than ever before to have a collaboration system in place that you can rely on. Many smaller midmarket companies face the challenge of spotty call quality and inefficient routing, and often lack the resources to support multiple locations or remote and mobile workers. GPO members need reliability and flexibility to run their day to day operations without issue. Our partner, West Unified Communications, now has an answer available in the agreement from OMNIA Partners.
We agree, “teamwork makes the dreamwork,” and it turns out, there’s some science to back this up. Studies show that working in teams can improve productivity, increase profitability, produce better results and lead to greater job satisfaction. And collaboration has become a key part of creating successful teams, which results in successful projects. Available through OMNIA Partners, Private Sector, West UC can provide members with the tools needed for successful communications.
The uptick in mobile and remote work over the past several years has changed the footprint of today’s workplace. With fewer employees working 9 – 5 in the traditional office setting, the need for rows upon rows of cubicles has fallen by the wayside and the open office floor plan has become the new norm. No longer reserved exclusively for tech-startups, open office spaces present a new workplace dynamic. With fewer physical walls in the office, boundaries are naturally broken down and conversations between teams can become more natural, free-flowing and collaborative.
A recent PwC report estimates that by the year 2020, over 50 percent of the workforce will be comprised of Millennials. And by the year 2025, that number could jump to almost 75 percent of employees in the workforce. These numbers are forcing business leaders to focus on the way that 18-35 year-olds communicate and make spending decisions on the tools and solutions that will future-proof their enterprise. Moreover, with younger employees changing jobs roughly every three years, it becomes more vital than ever to ensure that communications tools are in place to retain good employees and foster cohesiveness across business units.
Gaining stakeholder buy-in and workforce adoption for unified communications (UC) deployment is key to success.
Enterprise businesses today frequently use more than one collaborative solution provider to keep their workforce connected. In fact, your business might work with a long list of providers with the goal of increasing productivity and collaboration. This challenges your technology team to derive a cohesive plan of action to maneuver the solutions while providing the best end user and network user experience.
As large companies evolve, IT strategies within communications infrastructure systems need to change to support the business goals of the company in harmony with the expanding IT marketplace. Successful IT Communications leaders in these companies focus on desired business outcomes to design and lead the change management cycles necessary to realign their systems. However, these communication infrastructure changes need to satisfy the following: