Many successful business owners work long hours. There is always more to do and not enough time to do it. When they finally get away, they are often worried about the business, thinking about what may be going on in their absence. Sometimes they feel compelled to “check in,” taking valuable personal time to call employees and get status updates.
Where Work Ends and Life Begins
This doesn’t have to be you. I understand the need to be consistently involved in your business, but it doesn’t have to completely take over your life. Having a healthy balance between work and life is critical to maintaining creativity and passion for your business. No one can be “on” all the time. You need time to relax in order to do the best work for your business.
Luckily, technology has advanced to the point that you no longer have to be in the office for your business to run smoothly, and you’ll never have to worry about not knowing the status of projects.
The Unified Communications Buzz
As technology has evolved, marketers coined the term “unified communications” to try and capture the somewhat complex combination of hardware and services that can allow a business to bring voice, data access, instant messaging, video calls, and just about every other form of client and staff communication into one seamless, and (often) on the go solution.
The bottom line though is that exploring a unified communications (UC) solution for your business can help you feel comfortable leaving the office, better serving your clients and maximizing your time in the office.
Many business owners spend a lot of their time overseeing projects, exchanging emails, managing schedules, and collecting information on the health of their company. Installing a unified communications technology solution with the right cloud-based toolset will help make these tasks more efficient. You can automatically save all faxes as searchable PDF documents, eliminating a time-consuming a step and making it easy and efficient to store files. No more sorting folders.
It’s All About Unifying Processes
With unified communications, you can track tasks for all of your employees, and create intra-office communication processes that save you and all of your employees time. Don’t waste time trying to get a hold of a particular employee when you can check on the status of projects yourself. All of this information is stored in one convenient place.
In short, with a UC solution, you can spend more time running your business, and less time managing the data and details.
And when it is time to leave the office, you can access this information from home. You’ll never miss the critical call from a client again. Letting you keep your mind at ease while you spend time with your family. You can even hold teleconference calls with your employees, allowing you to work from home if desired.
When combined with powerful cloud solutions, a UC system can even work through your smart phone or mobile device. You can have all critical calls forwarded directly to you, and you can keep non-critical calls from bothering you. Because all of the information is stored, you can always come back and pick up the conversation once you get back from that much-needed vacation.
Unified Communications solutions are being used by business owners worldwide as they strive to balance their work and home life. It’s your turn. Click here for more information or to talk to an Allied professional.