How to Improve Flexibility in the Workplace
Before we look at improving flexibility in the workplace, it’s worth reminding ourselves of exactly what we’re aiming for: what is flexible working?
Essentially, it’s the concept of being able to work when and where suits you best. For example, some of us perform best during the day, but others prefer to work during the evenings. Some employees would rather work from home and enjoy the peace and quiet, while others prefer the buzz of a busy office.
Basically, we’re all different – and flexible working is about recognising and embracing that fact.
How can you improve flexibility for your employees?
One great way of doing this is to invest in video conferencing equipment. Video conferencing tech provides high-definition footage and crisp, detailed audio. Office-based conferencing equipment includes camera systems that can automatically frame the person talking. This can be teamed with a large LED screen and microphones that actively search for the human voice only, making those who are working from home feel like they’re in the office. This essentially helps to bring teams together, no matter the distance, and can increase productivity.
Plus, software products like Microsoft Teams and Zoom also have built in messaging functions, allowing colleagues to easily discuss their work, collaborate and share ideas. Unlike email, these messaging apps are instantaneous and responsive; messages are typically shorter and more informal, boosting productivity.
To experience our video conferencing solutions, and learn more about how each could make your workplace more flexible – and productive – contact us today. We can also demonstrate our solutions to you in person at our Peterborough headquarters, which is located near to the city’s train station. This means we’re easy to reach from many of the UK’s major cities, including London, Birmingham and Leeds.