Are temporary flexible working arrangements really a long term solution? - Avandda

Are temporary flexible working arrangements
really a long term solution?

Working practices changed for ever?

As Bob Dylan once said, “the times they are a changing!” and as we hopefully emerge out the other side of the Covid pandemic, it is difficult to see businesses operating in quite the same way again.

Pre-Covid there was already a gentle move towards working remotely and/or working from home but now it looks as if that trend is likely to accelerate.

Even if companies do return to office working as the primary modus operandi, the desire to provide flexibility, to reduce office spaces and bring down costs is likely to be too good to resist.

Businesses need  teamwork.

At the heart of all businesses however is the need for team work, the need to interact and to share ideas, direction, successes and failures. For businesses to recover and move forward will need the same level of collaboration and communication between key personnel as previously, irrespective of location or method.

For some larger companies the almost overnight move to remote working was challenging but relatively achievable given that many already had good communication structures in place.

For other companies large and especially small, the pandemic became an ‘all hands on deck’ race to get some sort of means of keeping the ship afloat and allowing the business to continue to talk.

Have solutions been too short term?

However, from what we’ve seen this has necessitated the short term adoption of a range of off the shelf applications and software that can provide a quick and easy temporary lifeline. Content management solutions with chat, document sharing and video conferencing options have been adopted, many from the consumer rather than business end of the market.

Now whilst these will continue to allow grandparents to see and talk to their family and provide a vehicle for the ubiquitous family quiz, we’re not convinced these necessarily provide a long term solution that is sustainable and offer growth in the future. Multiple log ins, a variety of operating systems, and the need to drop in and out of applications, does not provide an efficient business solution going forward.

It seems to us that creating an online collaboration environment that can rival being in an office together, needs to mirror that experience as closely and as seamlessly as possible.

In an office, workers can talk, they can e-mail and chat, they can have meetings, they can pore over documents together, they can work on sales figures, they can have meetings, make presentations and of course can expand this out to the supplier and client chains.

Re-creating the office vibe remotely.

It is our job to make this possible not just in the office but also at a home workers house, on the road, on mobile as well as desktop – making the business tick in exactly the same way as before – if anything more effectively.

Already all of this is possible from a single browser application. Imagine a solution where on one screen, your team has immediate access to audio and video, text chat, conferences, documents and presentations.

In live time, wherever you are worldwide, you can see the availability of all members of the team and either chat message them or with one click make an audio or video call. Bring in other people to conference, share screens and documents, even make a presentation.

TALK

Take advantage of the first browser-based telephone system that allows you to make and receive calls with one click.

Integrates seamlessly with many CRM systems such as Saleforce, Zoho, ZenDesk and many more.

Lets talk!

CHAT

Business chat is important especially when working remotely and at pace.

Keep business information moving quickly and efficiently, with all the conversations captured and available to review should something get forgotten.

MEET

‘One click’ meetings and conferences are simple to arrange from within the browser. If you need a quick pow-wow with colleagues or clients to discuss direction or make decisions, you can be connected in seconds. See who’s available in real time, link up and get business done face to face.

PRESENT

Presentation to one or many have never been easier to make. Simply click into conference and choose what applications to share – it can be a mixture of video and your favoured presentation software or simply slides you present with audio behind. Make yourself understood from anywhere.

SHARE

Need to share or discuss a document? Need to work on amendments together? In-browser sharing allows participants to see and make changes simultaneously whilst also discussing via audio or video call. Completed files can then be shared direct from the chat window.

INTERACT

The Avandda advantage. Allowing teams to operate exactly how as if they were sharing an office together. They can call, chat, meet and conference. They can share documents and work together on projects. All from one browser powered by their phone system and connected to a CRM.


Virtual offices a real option for some.

In other words, recreating the virtual office. Everything the team needs to work, collaborate and make decisions – all in one place. Without having to swap in and out of multiple applications.

Costs are a lot lower than you might think and can be based on a per person, per month rate allowing for the ultimate in flexibility. Indeed as a cloud based system, we often see significant reduction in line costs especially where multi-sites are involved.

The Avandda Advantage.

Avandda are already generating extensive interest in this new and innovative way of working and have already installed systems into forward looking companies who are reaping the benefit of this new fresh way of working. We like to call it the ‘Avandda advantage’.

We are offering FREE demonstrations currently in which you can see the future for yourself.

Why not book a demo today. For more information call 0300 303 3668 or contact us.

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Why choose Avandda

High Performance – Our Business Telephone Solutions are ideal for companies that need to assure high-performance and eradicate lost, unanswered or engaged calls and the associated lost business opportunities.
Maximise productivity - Provide employees with reliable telephone solution for a better customer service experience so your business can perform at optimum levels of efficiency.
Nationwide Network - We have successful installations throughout the UK. We would be delighted to make an introduction to any of our clients to learn more about how we work and the results we deliver.
Cost saving – We offer a FREE billing analysis where we identify ways to cost-effectively streamline connectivity & upgrade the capability of your communication systems.
24/7 monitoring and helpdesk – Our sevices continuously monitored and supported to ensure consistency of services and immediate action where necessary.
Single Supplier – Reduce your supply chain management overhead and benefit from having just one supplier, one bill and a single point of contact.

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If you would like to learn more about how our Telephone Systems could be adapted best for your organisation, please CALL US NOW ON 0300 303 3668 or get in touch with a member of our knowledgeable team today.

Patrick Mee
Managing Director

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Wayne Lester
Director

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Anas Saad
Development Manager

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