The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to adopt remote work. But even in these trying circumstances, good business takes great communication. What started as a two-week hiatus from the office turned into a two-year revolution of what it means to work together. Employees produce better work when they effectively communicate. Offices used to provide the space for this collaboration. Communication platforms have become the new offices. 

The State of the Office

Companies are adapting to the new normal as restrictions ease with a new slew of considerations, and if employers don’t adapt, they risk steep drops in employee retention and satisfaction. Robert Half surveyed a group of Canadian employees on preferred working arrangements. Fifty-three percent of the respondents – all currently working from home – said they would “look for a new job that offers remote options if their company required employees to return to the office five days a week.”

The study also found that “millennial professionals (68 percent) and working parents (59 percent) are most likely to quit if called back.” Another popular choice is asynchronous work, defined as employees who work remotely on their own schedule.

Distributed work – with a blend of employees in the office and at home, on different schedules in different locations worldwide – is a new reality.

Effective Communication

As employees spread across time zones, countries, and environments, communication has become a challenge for many businesses. The CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal, boasts about his company’s flexible return policies: “Distributed working will be much, much harder,” Agrawal acknowledges. “Anyone who has joined a meeting remotely while others are in a conference knows this pain.

While employees and managers alike were willing to stomach less-than-desirable interim solutions, permanent shifts require better tools. Tools that will house impromptu conversations, be the table for important business meetings, and replace the filing cabinets of every office in the country. RingCentral MVPSM can fulfill those needs and more.

An All-encompassing Solution

The partnership between RingCentral MVP and Mitel unleashes cloud business communications’ full potential. RingCentral MVP is a seamless solution that houses all business needs under one roof: voice, video, and contact center. Thanks to this partnership, current Mitel cloud customers can easily upgrade to the best UCaaS platform on the market.

RingCentral MVP offers integrations for numerous communications tools, including:

  • Slack
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Teams

RingCentral MVP is a seamless solution. It easily integrates into a company’s existing workflow, providing employees the communications tools to thrive together. The partnership between RingCentral MVP and Mitel improves your current Mitel cloud solution. Together, the products are more robust. RingCentral MVP enhances what made Mitel cloud solutions strong in the first place. Companies enjoy better control over meetings, clearer video and sharing capacity, and integrations with tools such as Salesforce and Microsoft Office Suite.

Even as some employees return to the office part-time or full-time, we are not – and likely will not be – returning to how we worked “before.” We are all working “now.” RingCentral MVP and Mitel offer the workspace of the present and the collaboration it needs – now. Get in touch to learn more.

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