It’s difficult to keep a business running at full speed through this time of year. Sometimes, offices look an awful lot like ghost towns during these couple of weeks when people are hosting family, on vacation, or visiting loved ones out of town. There are a lot of moving parts and often times, too many PTO and time off requests to keep track of. In fact, some larger companies like LinkedIn have even been known to completely shut down their offices for an entire week just to account for the massive amounts of people not on their regular schedule. But what if you didn’t have to write a whole week off? With some of the brilliant call forwarding strategies from VirtualPBX, you really don’t have to.
Simply put, softphones get at the heart of what we do. Essentially, they make an entire phone system virtual, eliminating wires, hardware, maintenance, and more. By keeping your phone system in the cloud, you can make any phone or device with an internet connection your phone location. The VirtualPBX Softphone App allows you the ability to toggle from work calls using your business extension and private calls with your personal number.
Unlike traditional call-forwarding that can be costly and is limited in how and where you can forward calls, Follow-Me Calling is simple and flexible. Because, let’s face it, the last thing you and your employees need during the holidays is any added stress. The way it works is that you can preprogram several numbers to be cascaded through so that incoming calls always reach you. For example, if your office line rings and you don’t answer, that call can next be routed to your mobile and, should you still not be available, to your home line as well. This is something that can be tailored to fit particular employees anytime of the year, but it is also an easy way to keep business moving at the end of the year.
This time of year is a blast, don’t let the problem of reduced productivity drag you down. By employing a few, simple call forwarding technologies you can keep your workforce happy and with their families and still not have to worry about being short-staffed this holiday season.
Whatever route you go for your business telephone system, please, from all of us at VirtualPBX, have a safe and happy holiday!