Home for the holidays – it’s a common theme for those who have left the nest, seeking fortune beyond the confines of the hometown. The holidays are the perfect time to make the trek back home to be with family and friends. What makes these trips even sweeter is the ability to stay connected to work at the same tiem.
Business VoIP is one of the platforms that make this possible. It allows the busy professional to stay connected regardless of location. He or she can easily juggle a challenging professional schedule as the connections needed on the go are readily available. With the blended use of personal devices, the perfect balance between work and life can be found.
For hosted PBX provider 8x8 (News - Alert), hearing stories of keeping families together is not uncommon. Recently, the provider received one such message from a happy customer who said, albeit a little cryptically and without detail, that 8x8 had saved his marriage and enabled the creation of three children. While the company can’t confirm the validity of the message, it does point to other messages the company has received over the years, which have all supported the idea that access to next-generation communication technologies allows professionals to spend more time with their families while still taking care of business obligations.
In a recent 8x8 blog post, the company highlighted how hosted PBX (News - Alert) can help the professional mother balance parenting and a challenging career. One in particular wrote in that business VoIP gave her back something that she hasn’t experienced in nearly 17 years – time off with her family. The two-to-three-hour commute can take a toll on a family. Thanks to hosted PBX, she can now work from home and be an active part of her son’s life.
For the professional needing to access work from home, hosted PBX and business VoIP delivers benefits beyond the traditional environment. Aside from the work-life balance, the professional can also save considerable costs associated with a commute. For the working mom able to cut out the long commute, the gas money alone is likely to be enough to fund a family vacation the following year.
Grandparents who want to stay connected with grandchildren located throughout the world can take advantage of the low-to-no costs associated with hosted PBX. The elimination of the long distance charges not only makes phone calls more frequent, it also allows them to build that nest egg for a face-to-face visit more often than just the holidays.
Businesses seeking to save money gain considerable value when they can support communications regardless of location. They too knock out the long distance charges and provide employees with the flexibility they need to introduce more satisfaction into the job. This means more loyalty over the long term.
Getting the time off and savings necessary to afford a trip home for the holidays is likely top of mind for most professionals today. With access to the right technology, both are possible.
Edited by Alisen Downey