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Hybrid teleworking: the tools necessary for a successful business transition

The pandemic forced the business world to seriously rethink the way things are done. Today, as we slowly make our way back from this major health crisis and watch as strict measures are gradually lifted, it’s easy to see that some of the habits that have been formed over the past year are here to stay. Among them: teleworking, but in a hybrid mode.

According to the second city centre report, published by l’Institut de développement urbain du Québec (IDU) and Montréal centre-ville on February 18, 2021, two-thirds of respondents (67%) say they would like to continue to work mostly from home after the pandemic. And business managers agree. In fact, in July 2020, 70% of business managers believed teleworking to be an efficient solution, a number that doubled since April 2020 according to a study by the Chaire BMO Diversité et gouvernance de l’Université de Montréal published on October 27, 2020. Which just goes to show that companies are going to need to rethink their way of doing things and adapt their policies to better fit this new home/office hybrid model.

With deconfinement just around the corner, managers are faced with a new challenge: that of juggling employees’ different work schedules, both at home and in the office. Videotron Business is here to support you in this major shift and help ensure that your employees have the right tools to efficiently communicate and work within this new hybrid structure. The Videotron Business Hybrid Teleworking solution has everything you need for peace of mind and a seamless transition towards this new reality.

Discover 3 key elements of the Videotron Business Hybrid Teleworking solution 

The current health situation is evolving quickly, and it’s important for businesses to be ready to adapt to new working standards just as quickly. With the Hybrid Teleworking solution, you allow your employees to stay connected, no matter where they choose to work from, and you ensure your company the flexibility necessary to seamlessly navigate the new realities that arise. Plus, you benefit from optimal stability and productivity thanks to Guaranteed Internet.

We take a closer look at the three elements to consider for a successful transition towards the new hybrid teleworking model:

1. Mobile Cloud Communications: collaborate anywhere, anytime

One factor that could contribute to the success of your company’s hybrid teleworking model is to adopt a telephone service that offers both mobility and performance. Mobile Cloud Communications lets you connect your business phone line to all your mobile devices. You could even connect it to your own personal cellphone, if that makes managing your business easier. That way, you’ll have access to your company’s line and your own personal line, all on the same device. This means you’ll no longer need a fixed office line, and you can easily manage your calls no matter where you are: at home, in the office, or even on the road. A solution that allows you to offer clients, colleagues, and partners the same level of professionalism, no matter where you are.

2. Mobile phone service with unlimited calls, for more flexibility

To maintain a high level of productivity, your remote employees should be equipped with a mobile plan with unlimited calls and 2 GB of data. To work efficiently, both at home and on the road, they need to be able to access official documents and presentations, exchange data with colleagues, and participate in videoconferences when need be. Such activities require a high-performance mobile service that offers more flexibility and better collaboration. And remember to take each employee’s needs into account when choosing your company’s mobile devices.

3. Guaranteed Internet, for increased performance and reliability

In a report entitled Working from home: productivity and preferences, published by Statistics Canada on April 1, 2021, 5% of respondents claimed difficulty with Internet speeds to be an obstacle in terms of productivity. To prevent this issue, opt for Guaranteed Internet with a download speed of 200 Mbps and an upload speed of 50 Mbps; this will allow you to manage your business just as easily from home as from the office.

Guaranteed Internet’s cutting-edge technology also offers LTE Wireless Backup, which ensures you never lose your home Internet connection. Gone are the days of network issues or missed calls!

Guaranteed Internet offers your employees a stable and reliable connection. This solution is even more beneficial if your employees have a personal Internet connection in addition to the one provided by the company. For example, if another member of the household is watching a movie on Netflix, an employee’s connection won’t lag, seeing as they’re connected to an entirely independent network. This means they can continue with their videoconference without interruption.

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A turnkey solution

Teleworking has brought about major changes in the working habits of both employees and managers, and it’s important for businesses to adapt to this new reality quickly in order to maintain their level of activity and productivity. The multiproduct offering available with the Videotron Business Hybrid Teleworking solution can help ensure long‑term viability and a seamless transition to a hybrid model.

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