End of an era: staying connected

End of an era?
End of an era?

One of the biggest dilemmas when considering whether to move away from the traditional office environment, is how technology can help you stay connected with colleagues and employees...

Joanna Swash feels that “business owners are increasingly recognising that they are struggling to do it all when it comes to the changing demands of customers who expect a professional response at a time that suits them.” In her experience, this is where virtual assistants come in to play. Moneypenny provides businesses with personal receptionists – one person (or a team of people for larger businesses) they know and trust to answer calls as though based in their office. For customers this makes for a seamless experience while giving businesses the reassurance that they never miss a call.”

Technology has arguably hastened the demise of the traditional office. Jason Downes believes this is the case. “I do take on board the argument that some may be distracted with the technology they possess at home, but I think it comes down to character traits. An employee who gets distracted at home will get distracted wherever they work. Technology has enabled people to remain connected whenever, wherever, which enhances flexible working, as the office 9-5 working week is becoming a thing of the past.”