One’s ability to work remotely depends on his or her position within the company. For example, it can be difficult for Managers, Directors or C-level executives to work outside of the office. Although these people frequently work outside of the office while traveling to meet with prospects, collaborate with partners and network with other thought leaders, during a regular workday these leaders’ should be on-premises in order to effectively oversee operations, direct and influence company culture and ensure team unity.
The average person will spend over a third of their waking hours at work during their lifetime. Is there any wonder that the people you work with become like a second family?
If there’s one thing that nearly always gets lost when a business introduces new processes and procedures, it’s fun.
There are many people at Esna who diligently work behind the scenes in order to ensure our products and services best meet the needs of our customers. In our new “Get to Know the Developers” series, Esna will be shining a spotlight on some of our company’s best and brightest. We couldn’t think of anyone better to kick off our series than our very own Senior Product Manager Bryan Dingwall.
Imagine you’re working remotely today.
What does your workplace look like? If you’re working from home, you might be using some sort of duplicated office setting. Chances are just as likely, however, that you’re sitting on your sofa with your laptop propped up in front of you.
The financial sector is no exception when it comes to the powerful impact that cloud computing and unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) can have on internal operations and workflows. From credit card companies to banks to insurance agencies, let’s take a look at a few key benefits of embedded UC&C for finance organizations:
The Internet has undergone drastic improvements over the last 15 years. Consider what the Internet looked like in the year 2000—a time before the mainstream use of smartphones or terms like “IoT” and “cloud computing” were commonplace.
What can be more annoying and time consuming than having to schedule a WebEx meeting on webex.com, email the meeting details to yourself, open that email, highlight and copy the meeting details, open your calendar, create a new meeting and paste those details in your invite?
We have all been guilty of it at some point; whether it was while driving, on vacation or right before bed, we have all put in hours while off the clock. In fact, a recent study conducted by Cint found that seven out of 10 U.S. employees regularly work outside of office hours, most putting in about six hours per week in addition to their contracted hours.
The Fourth of July is right around the corner for those of us here in the U.S. Besides hot dogs, hamburgers and fireworks, I got to thinking about how important independence is, especially in the workplace. Independence can fuel innovation. It helps to identify the next company hero by allowing people to come up with new and different ways to solve problems.
Step inside Esna’s time machine and observe the unique evolution of communications over the last 15 years. Explore in this infographic the massive proliferation of Internet users since the start of the new millennium; the unprecedented growth of tried and true enterprise communication methods; and the undeniable emergence of new collaboration services and how they are ushering in the next generation of communication-enabled business applications.
Google Apps is quickly gaining market share in the enterprise realm. According to research from Gartner, the collaboration platform grew from owning just 10 percent of office market share in 2007 to about 50 percent in 2012—and that number is continually increasing.
Every employer should be striving to keep his or her employees happy in order to maintain a positive company culture, increase retention and boost long-term profit. According to a recent study conducted by Virgin Pulse, your best means for doing so involves striking a solid work and home life balance—or providing flexible working arrangements—and fostering positive and collaborative relationships between workers and managers.
With employees experiencing higher levels of productivity and satisfaction using mobile devices for work, more companies are embracing the idea of creating or expanding their mobile and remote work policies. In fact, a recent study revealed that the majority of employees, especially those working in government, feel they cannot perform their jobs effectively without their mobile devices.
So, while it’s clear that employees desire the ability to work using mobile devices, each company must determine what kind of devices their employees will be permitted to use. The choice involves whether to issue corporate-owned devices or to enable bring your own device (BYOD) for employees who want to use their personally owned devices for work.
With research showing that as of last year 20 percent of the global workforce—made up of 4.6 billion people—now telecommute, it’s clear that remote working is no longer a trend.