Collaboration is essential at any organization
Whether it’s between team members on a specific project or between teams and departments before a launch, your employees need to work together as one well-oiled machine in order to produce a high quality of customer service and products.
The challenge is that it can be difficult to manage business cooperation at many companies. In today’s working world, employees may come from very diverse backgrounds and may even be working in different parts of the country or in different nations entirely while working on a common project. There may be time zone differences to consider.
Also, many workers today are highly specialized, and it can be challenging for your IT team to speak the same language as your marketing team and vice versa.
A Phone Can Be Key to Collaboration
There are many ways you can improve business collaboration at your company — and one effective way to do it is with the right business phone system. A phone system is one of the basic ways your employees communicate with each other, and strong communication can lead to better collaboration. When your team communicates effectively and often, they get to know each other, and they can share information in order to complete projects together and work as a team.
The right business phone system can improve collaboration by offering:
- Real-Time CommunicationToday, many employees work with texts, phone messages, email, and more. However, many employees can collaborate most effectively through the phone because it offers real-time communication and allows employees to understand each other more clearly. Often, a quick phone call to colleagues can resolve a problem faster than typing out a text and clarifying the problem through subsequent texts. A call won’t get lost in an inbox the way an email can.In addition, phones can mean more effective communication because they allow employees to hear tone of voice and get to know each other better. The right business phone system can help with all of this and more.
- FlexibilityPhones can be highly flexible. AccessDirect offers voicemail to text and voicemail to email, for example, which allow employees to leave voicemails in a preferred format or listen to them as audio. Phones also allow you to communicate verbally whether everyone is in the office or not.
- IntegrationA fully integrated business phone system from AccessDirect works with all of your current systems. You can use your current phone number and you can integrate it with individual cell phones, email systems, and faxes. All of your communications work together, making it easier for teams to collaborate.
- AffordabilityThere are many solutions which promise better cooperation, but some of these can cost thousands of dollars. A business phone system can improve communication between employees effectively without breaking the bank. AccessDirect, a leader in business communication, offers a number of price points and solutions at affordable prices for you.
If you’d like to install a more effective business phone system solution at your business to improve employee collaboration and communication, contact AccessDirect. Our phone systems are flexible and rich with features, allowing your employees to get more work done and collaborate more effectively. Our business phone systems are designed to grow with you, so when you need additional extensions or new features, it’s easy to implement them. And you can always contact us if you need help.
You don’t have to hire an IT team or understand technology extensively yourself. Contact us today to learn more about making collaboration work at your company.