Not every employee for every company is going to be working within the same office. There are going to be some employees that either live too far or are strategically setup in a different area. When working in these remote (or satellite) offices, it can be slightly different than working in the headquarters. Here’s what you need to know:
Working away from the main headquarters means you might be in a smaller office, but that doesn’t mean you should have any lesser quality of services. The internet connection should be just as fast as the HQ since most businesses rely on computers and telephones to conduct their procedures. Make sure this satellite office is equipped with the proper server, which should be quite inexpensive compared to the headquarters’ server.
Use Chat Services
In order for a company to be successful, employees need to be working together. This can be quite difficult for employees working out of a remote office. While employees will be using phones and email, the addition of a chat service should also be utilized. Having a quick conversation with a fellow co-worker via a chat service (like Google Hangouts or Slack), can help you stay connected, make group projects easier, and help you stay “in the know” of what’s going on in the company.
VoIP Phone System
The phone system is important when it comes to businesses, as employees will need to speak with customers, vendors, and each other. The best (and most cost-effective) phone system to have for businesses — a VoIP phone system. At half the cost of a traditional phone system, VoIP is perfect for not only large businesses, it’s also perfect for small businesses and remote offices. Why? Because VoIP phone systems can have lines added to them as the company grows without having to setup a new plan.
Working in a remote office away from fellow employees can be challenging, but it can easily be done! When you need to set up a remote office properly, contact the pros at Reliable Voice & Data Systems. To learn more or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (877) 385-6657.
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