As companies were closing down for the 2021 Christmas break and preparing to usher in the New Year, came the threat of the Omicron variant.
Detected in South Africa in November 2021, the fast-spreading variant has so far caused millions of infections in more than 100 countries, with the UK and the US worst hit.
Will the threat of the Omicron variant cause companies to change their return to work formula and allow everyone to work remotely?
The truth is that we do not know how many more variants are yet to come.
However, there are steps we can take to avoid economic downtime, and keep our businesses running.
In this post, I feature top strategies that businesses can adopt to limit the spread of the Omicron variant.
1. Stay Connected Via Remote Office Telephone
Solutions such as the all-in-one PBX systems connect global offices, reducing the need for travel and improving employee productivity.
Ideally, the Covid 19 variants spread faster when people travel across towns, cities, and even continents. However, with modern technology such as Sip trunking, virtual numbers, and cloud-based PBX systems, businesses can cut the cost of travel and improve productivity.
Luckily, you do not need to invest in expensive infrastructure to set up an effective PBX system. EveryDay Voip Virtual PBX is the best cloud-based PBX service, connecting global businesses at the best rates ever.
2. Embrace Teleconferencing
Even as governments announce lockdowns and travel restrictions globally, we may not be able to conduct face-to-face / physical meetings. That doesn’t mean you put off or postpone the board meetings to an unknown date.
With the modern teleconferencing technology, such as IP devices and hosted PBX solutions, businesses can conduct board meetings as usual, and even host the AGM meetings with their investors and customers in attendance.
3. Provide Toll-Free Numbers To Stay Connected With Clients
Are you concerned that lockdowns and travel restrictions will result in loss of customers? The reality is that when customers cannot reach you because of travel restrictions, they will switch to the next available options.
Luckily, with modern technologies, you do not have to lose customers just because they cannot reach you. One such technology is toll-free numbers. EveryDay Voip offers medium and large businesses reliable yet affordable toll-free numbers so your customers can reach you from anywhere and their convenient time.
4. Stay Connected Through Virtual Numbers
Virtual phone numbers can be called from any phone anywhere in the world. That means the virtual phone number is just like the traditional phone number. Therefore, you or your business can have a virtual number with the most suitable area code depending on your preference.
In that regard, where your business executives cannot travel to meet your clients, they can contact them using virtual phone numbers. Essentially, the virtual numbers give your business a local presence and provide a remote office with a local presence. Ultimately, the virtual numbers reduce long-distance calling charges, so your customers can reach you without worrying about high telephone bills.
The return-to-office plans are doomed to fail as the Omicron Spreads. The demand for remote work persists, and it is time for your business to absorb the demands.
EveryDay Voip provides modern technologies so you can keep your business running even as the Omicron variant spreads fast. Our solutions come with great savings for our clients, while ensuring high productivity.
As we usher in 2022, we take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a prosperous new year. Do not let the Omicron variant interfere with your normal business operations. Talk to us, we will keep your global offices connected!