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The Best Communication Tools for Remote Working Success

Posted by Lee Ho on Tue, Sep 01, 2015

If you’re a manager of any kind, take a moment to think about the team you oversee. How many people in your department work from home at night—even if it’s just to catch up on a few emails? How many hop on a quick conference call while running errands during their lunch break?

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Topics: Productivity, remote workers, embedded communications

You May Not Be Productive Working Remotely, But Your Team May Be

Posted by Sindi Markette on Tue, Jul 28, 2015

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.

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Topics: Productivity, collaboration tools, remote workers

In Redefining the Workplace, Employers Must Redefine Communications

Posted by Lee Ho on Mon, Jul 20, 2015

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.

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Topics: Productivity, remote workers, embedded communications

Keeping Collaboration Efficient (and Safe) for On-the-Go Employees

Posted by Alex Misevski on Tue, Jul 07, 2015

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.

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Topics: Cloud Apps, enterprise mobility, remote workers

Tips for Improving Employees' Focus and Productivity

Posted by Lee Ho on Wed, Jun 17, 2015

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.

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Topics: employee happiness, Productivity, remote workers

Part-Time Telecommuting and Hot Desking: How Companies Can Adapt

Posted by Lee Ho on Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Did you know that 29 percent of telecommuters work from home only part of the week? In doing some research, we found that the majority of employees feel more productive while working from home; however, a good portion chooses not to do so full time for various reasons. The choice to come into the office to work when desired or as necessary is now being supported by forward-thinking organizations that provide employees with a temporary office workstation.

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Topics: Telecommuting, Productivity, remote workers

Meeting Challenges of a Mobile Workforce with Unified Communications

Posted by Lee Ho on Thu, Feb 26, 2015

There’s a lot of information being circulated across the Web about the importance of incorporating mobility into business processes and workflows, but what about organizations that are already highly mobile? For instance, only one member of our marketing team works out of Esna’s corporate HQ, while the rest of us work from home and satellite offices across North America.

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Topics: better collaboration, remote workers, embedded communications

Redefining Workplace Collaboration to Get Work Done Anywhere

Posted by Lee Ho on Thu, Jan 22, 2015

2015: Death of the Cube Farm? 

The “work from home” movement has been rapidly gaining momentum, but lately we have been seeing more employers allowing employees to work across multiple Internet-connected areas located on-premise (i.e. conference room, atrium, lunch table outside), removing the ball and chain feeling that comes with the cubicle.

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Topics: BYOD, better collaboration, remote workers

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