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When business collaboration tools fail.

We’ve all been there. Colleagues speaking over one another. Conference lines that drop attendees unexpectedly. No one taking notes. People multitasking instead of paying attention. When business collaboration tools fail, it all adds up to a confused, ineffectual work environment.

Meet the modern “office”

Jumbled conference calls are a natural evolution of digital transformation and the decentralization of today’s work environments. These days, company executives, employees and partners work around the globe in their own offices, at home or from customer sites. Connecting everyone seamlessly while enabling full collaboration and remaining productive, can be a massive challenge.

Communication: as important as ever.

While the requirement to physically share space with co-workers has fallen by the wayside, the need to communicate remains unchanged – at least if anyone’s going to get any real work done. In fact, according to the Harvard Business Review, communication is becoming more important than ever before.

72% of business leaders say, “Effective team communication” has become more important over the last two years.

It stands to reason that individuals can accomplish solo tasks remotely. (In fact, some studies show employees are often more productive in remote scenarios.) Where things start going off the rails is when meetings and conference calls can’t be avoided.

“When it comes to holding meetings in a digital world, there are three basics we recommend to ensure connectivity. One, your collaboration suite needs to move as fast as your company. Two, it needs to be comprehensive and connect everyone, and three it needs to be simple.”

– Jennifer Gagan, Director Product Management, End to End Networks Inc.

Business collaboration & video technologies make the difference

Communication technologies should be able to integrate with all collaborative infrastructure, whether on-premise, in the cloud or within hybrid environments. Intuitive video conferencing services that let you meet face-to-face, share files and send messages as well as virtual white boarding are all things businesses should be looking at as part of their new office strategy.  By capitalizing on this technology in new and innovative ways that deliver real results, companies can realize multiple benefits including:

  • Reduced travel time and expenses
  • Enhanced productivity
  • User defined collaboration
  • In-room experience

Welcome to your new office!