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Lack of unified communications results in loss of employee productivity

Firms are continuously searching for ways in which to improve staff members' overall productivity.

Firms are continuously searching for ways in which to improve staff members' overall productivity. Measures such as employee rewards programs and new training initiatives are part of this effort.

A recent study identified an additional  strategy companies can take to improve output among workers. The report from Webtorials found a lack of unified communications is placing mobile workers at a disadvantage in terms of productivity.

The absence of unified communications systems creates a productivity gap between mobile and in-office employees of 2.5 hours, which can ultimately delay projects and result in a misunderstandings or mistakes.

"Mobility has become an integral piece of the UC puzzle for enterprises," said Steve Taylor, editor-in-chief and publisher for Webtorials. "Enterprises must push their Unified Communications capabilities beyond the office walls if they wish to get the maximum return on investment from their technology investments and the employees who use them."

Developing strategies to keep off-site workers in communication with the physical office is increasingly becoming a concern, especially as many firms are now deploying flexible work schedules as part of their rewards programs.

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