Remote Revolution: Modern Tools to Support Productivity at Home

Senior Man working remotely from home in the company of his dog. Sitting in cozy sofa in his home office, having video conference with his business team.

At the onset of the pandemic, businesses of all sizes sent employees home in “fire drill” mode, thinking the arrangement would last just a few weeks. To communicate and collaborate, newly remote workers contended with unreliable internet service coupled with basic chat and inferior video service, and struggled to work as a coherent team.

More than a year later, it’s no longer a drill, but many of these issues remain, and today organizations can no longer afford to let them affect the bottom line.

To join the remote revolution, your business needs modern collaboration tools to support productivity, with connectivity from a fast, reliable mobile network, including hotspots. Here’s how.

First, Identify the Challenges

Even after more than a year working from home, remote workers still struggle with:

  • Unreliable internet or unsecured connections that cause frustration and a loss of productivity.
  • Lack of bandwidth at home, perhaps getting kicked off an important conference call when someone else in the household joins a virtual meeting.
  • Non-business disruptions like social media or streaming entertainment that distract from work time.
  • Lack of collaboration tools from a single platform that would make it possible to communicate and collaborate anywhere.
  • Calling attendants and queues to advance customer service, reduce unanswered calls and quickly direct customers.

Next, Deploy Solutions

You’ve figured out what’s wrong, which is an accomplishment. But now you need to resolve these common challenges before they affect your customer service, productivity and business viability. Solutions to remote work challenges include:

  • High-speed internet powered by a fast, reliable mobile network
  • A mobile hotspot to drive internet exclusively to your remote worker
  • Content filtering that limits entertainment-based distractions
  • A single cloud-based platform for email, collaboration and document sharing
  • Cloud-based unified communications so customers can always reach you

The above solutions are easy to deploy for any size business when you count on assistance from your local cellular carrier and its internet and collaboration tools. That’s why UScellularTM created “Keeping Up with the ‘New Normal’: Tips to Boost Remote Workforce Productivity” to guide you through the solutions to your remote challenges.

UScellular’s Remote Workforce keeps your employees connected and engaged. Your choice of plans can provide internet powered by our fast, reliable cellular connectivity, collaboration to keep employees connected and engaged anywhere business takes them, and unlimited phone plans including hotspots and security to ensure your remote workers have the devices and bandwidth to perform their jobs successfully. 

Your UScellular local Business Solutions Expert will help you choose the right solution for your organization. Call 1-866-616-5587 or visit uscellular.com/business. 

Keeping Up with the ‘New Normal’: Tips to Boost Remote Workforce Productivity

Problems like unreliable internet, competing for bandwidth and non-business distractions can hinder a successful switch to a productive, remote workforce. Learn more about the challenges and solutions in this free eGuide.