Ditching the commute with the help of UC
Tackling the stress and wasted time of commuting, Skype for Business provides organisations with real-time productivity tools that enable teams to work virtually anywhere, on any device.
25 June 2018
It’s hard to deny that we’re a nation of commuters, just over half of UK workers spend an hour or more each day travelling to and from work. And while the train is our most popular choice of transportation to and from the office, it certainly isn’t the most efficient. In fact, 322,000 working days were lost to strike action in 2016 - an increase of 89% on the year before. If you thought that almost an hour’s commute each way was bad, incredibly 1 in 4 Brits spends nearly 30 days a year on commuting alone – that’s 3 hours a day, or 1.5 hours each way. It’s easy to see how the hours mount up! Unsurprisingly this is reflected in worker wellbeing; some 82% of remote workers report lower stress levels compared with their office-based counterparts.
Tackling the stress and wasted time of commuting, Skype for Business provides organisations with real-time productivity tools that enable teams to work virtually anywhere, on any device. Combining instant messaging, presence and conferencing with full Enterprise Voice, Skype for Business can replace your traditional PBX telephone system in one easy-to-use interface, freeing your staff from their office commute and empowering them to be flexible. And when it comes to unlocking the benefits of remote working, we should consider more than just communication; with technologies like Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business you also gain encryption and Enterprise-level security provided by Office 365, so your most valuable data is always secure - even on-the-go.
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