Once the pandemic hit and the world went into lockdown, businesses had to quickly rethink the entire idea of work. It was a moment of triage and trying to find tools to empower a remote workforce. Companies began to urgently prepare to shift to a remote workforce, looking for sometimes short-term solutions that allowed employees to work anywhere. Now, businesses are adopting new work models and focusing on the ability to work from wherever better.
New Ideas About How We Work Are About More Than Just Mobility
These new and changing needs and focusing on more than just the mobility of tools led Intermedia to develop the new approach of work from wherever better. The right technology platform that integrates communication and collaboration is critical for transition, but so is maintaining culture and connection and supporting employees struggling with work-life balance. They need tools that will enable them to adapt, no matter what disruption or challenge comes their way.
We want to help companies empower their workforce to do their best and most productive work wherever they choose—at home, on the go, or in the office.
Flexibility and Connections Matter
What exactly do employees want when it comes to work? Two things seem to be universal, flexibility and connections. Flexibility includes a lot of things, not just the where and when of work. It means that they have the right support to make choices about where they work, and that it’s the same experience no matter where. They can sit at their desk at an office or their kitchen island and still have access to what they need.
Connection is the other important part. Employees want to feel like they are part of something and understand their contributions. However, connections don’t only occur in person. They should be part of their daily experience and part of the company’s culture. Technology bridges any gaps here, allowing people to see each other with video conferencing. It offers file sharing that’s secure and collaboration that’s easy to nurture. With chat, you can have quick check-ins. When all these things integrate into a unified communications (UC) platform, it’s easier to manage for employees and the organization.
Intermedia’s Impact on Enabling Organizational Change
Intermedia was already a proponent of flexibility in work. However, we had no idea how quickly things would change in 2020. Remote work was certainly a growing trend, but the pandemic thrust companies into a completely new position. Change was coming whether everyone wanted it or not.
We’ve helped lots of companies, existing and new clients, configure solutions that will work for them today and in the future. Customers have even shared their stories with us through our Business Innovators series. Adoption rates of our products have grown tremendously. TrustRadius reports a 1,573 percent increase in search engine queries since the pandemic for Intermedia AnyMeeting, our video conferencing product. It is the largest increase of any technology product.
We invite you to explore our remote work options, so your team can work wherever better.
February 18, 2021
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