Productive Workers Get Help from UCC

    Today’s working world is drastically different than it was just a couple of decades ago. Gone is the eight-hour workday, and the traditional office environment is slowly becoming a relic of the past as well. In fact, according to a recent survey commissioned by enterprise mobility company Good Technology, 80 percent of Americans work outside of the office, and the average employee surveyed said that he or she puts in an extra hour per day just to keep up. Meanwhile, a study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that working more than 11 hours per day raised heart disease by 67 percent. In other words, working longer hours is not only unproductive, but it could end up taking years off of your life.

    Largely contributing to this unproductive, unhealthy workplace is the continued use of legacy technology. Companies that still live in a legacy world full of non-integrated communications applications (i.e. fax, IM/chat, Web conference, email) are unfortunately a huge step behind in the game. That’s certainly not good news—especially considering how much more competitive today’s working world is.

    While all of today’s varying communication options have their benefits, they’re undoubtedly simpler and more effective when consolidated. So many separate means of communication and devices at one’s disposal can translate to many little inefficiencies—inefficiencies that eventually add up, slow you down and create missed opportunities.

    But unified communications and collaboration (UCC) unites all of these varying communications and devices into a single integrated solution, where everything works together seamlessly. With UCC, you can communicate across devices and see the current status and availability of anyone in your organization—so that everyone is on the same page.

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