Most people choose email to conduct important business because they want to save time and work efficiently. But sometimes a single email can start a tsunami of miscommunication that results in nothing getting accomplished – or worse.

So, what’s the usual next step when email doesn’t work? A meeting in person, or a quick conference call. But in today’s mobile business world, it’s hard – and sometimes costly – to get all the players in the same place, at the same time. Web conferencing is a great option, but only if remote or work-at-home employees with personal cell phones can connect and stay connected.

Virtual Phone Systems Streamline Communication and Encourage Collaboration

The reality is that voice communication is still a far superior — and much more immediate — way for team members to connect with each other. It typically leads to richer, more sincere, and more empathetic communication, which in turn increases productivity. But many businesses lack the tools their teams need to get all the benefits of voice communication. Traditional phones often hinder remote workers’ effectiveness because of their limited mobile capabilities. Plus, businesses often pay more for traditional phone systems in the form of equipment maintenance and outages.

The solution? A new company-owned, virtual communication system that’s flexible, mobile, and collaborative. Cloud-based phone systems allow team members to receive company calls, access corporate voicemail, and setup virtual conferences from a basic Internet connection. When employees step out of the office, calls can be forwarded and certain features can be accessed from their cell phone.

Virtual communication systems create an overall communication experience that makes people feel like an effective part of the team, wherever they are. No more cold or confusing email exchanges. And no more awkward, disjointed conference calls. At the end of the day, that’s good for your whole team, and most importantly, for your customers.