The essential is to be able to collaborate!
In the event of a strike, with the blockage of land, air, schools and other administrative services or means of transport, companies must at all costs continue their social, environmental and economic missions. In such situations, companies have no choice but to let their employees telecommute. Both for the well-being of the employees and for the good of the company itself, to maintain teams productivity and performance.
French people like to telecommute: a recent study by POLY(1), a specialist in collaboration and communication solutions. It shows that 68% of French people have indicated that their home is their preferred place of work.
So how do you equip yourself for telecommuting?
No need to over-equip! Indeed, it is often wrongly thought that a teleworker must have many tools, all as complex as each other, in order to be efficient at home. In reality, it is quite another matter.
Only communication and collaboration tools count, since they maintain the link between teleworkers, their customers and their partners. The main thing is to provide tools to stay focused. Especially if you have children or if the neighborhood is noisy, and to maintain the link with your colleagues and customers. This is one of the main concerns of employers and employees: according to a Poly study (2), 62% of respondents are convinced that teleworkers must be equipped with easy-to-use technologies to enable them to communicate with their colleagues. Headphones with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) are very useful when babysitting, for example. Very simple and efficient videoconferencing tools also exist.
Ease of use and the ability to collaborate
These are the most important criteria when designing a home office. So avoid complexity and make sure everything works intuitively and is coordinated. With this type of installation and thanks to unified communications, an organization is better prepared for the unexpected that can disrupt business life, and is much less likely to lose productivity.
(1) Plantronics, Inc. (“Poly” – formerly Plantronics and Polycom) (NYSE: PLT) is a global company specializing in communications that optimize interactions and modes of collaboration between people. Poly combines legendary audio expertise with powerful audio / video conferencing capabilities to eliminate the distractions, complexity and distance that make it difficult to communicate outside of the workplace. Poly believes in solutions that together make life easier for users.Headphones, software, desk phones, audio / video conferencing solutions, analytics solutions and services are used worldwide and are a leading choice for all types of workspaces.