Communication is a vital factor in any successful relationship – both personal and business.
But you should know that there are several ways to improve business communications both inside your company and outside. Putting new technologies to use, such as internet-based VoIP phones, can unlock a way for you to drastically improve your business communications.
Here are 3 ways to do exactly that.
1. Engage Employees and Ask for Their Buy-In
Studies on business communications suggest that employees don’t work as effectively when they aren’t actively engaged. Employees who are more engaged in decision making are more likely to be among the top performers, and even to miss less work.
In other words, keeping people in the loop motivates them to work for a common goal.
VoIP gives you the ability to easily conference call multiple people easily. With just one or two clicks from the device of your choosing, you can conference in Tina from sales, Janet from accounting, Sarah from production, and Tim from HR and have more effective conversations together.
A feature like conference calling makes it possible to communicate more effectively with a larger group of people.
2. Encourage Interdepartmental Dialog
It’s very difficult to get a job done when there is very little dialog between departments.
Employees must understand every part of your workflow process. They must have the ability to cross-communicate with other departments to get their job done right.
VoIP phones give people the power to reach each other in moments. An interconnected VoIP office network can connect people from different departments within a blink of an eye, cutting out confusion and bogged down processes.
3. Use Online Tools Instead of In-Person Meetings
Savvy business owners know that meetings are the number one time and productivity killers.
Face-to-face communication is important, but it can rob people of their time to work on more pressing matters. So if you need to meet, but you need to keep working, what’s your best bet?
VoIP. Bet you knew we’d say that.
With VoIP, you have the ability to video conference right from your desk phone (or even with a mobile application). If you have an application open, you can continue to work as the meeting goes on.
You get the facetime you need without any drops in productivity. It’s a win-win for all involved.
Improve Your Business Communications
Do you want to create a more positive working environment for your employees and increase your business profitability?
It all starts with making improvements in your business communications.
Making the investment in a feature-rich and future-oriented communication VoIP platform gives you many ways to do so. Naturally, it’ll take some effort on your part. But with the right tools in your hands, you can improve your business communications to see more productivity, happiness, and overall ROI.
Want to talk about business communications with us? Have any questions on what your next steps are? Interested in VoIP services?
Reach out to us today. We’re happy to help.