Virtual PBX is a service that allows you to manage your office communications via your Internet connection. It helps to increase your productivity and offers a better experience for your clients and customers. But what about the days you need to be away from your desk? How does it provide a better experience then? Today’s blog will list a few key points that highlight how Virtual PBX also helps to maintain your work-life-balance. As we mentioned in our previous blog, “Work is no longer somewhere we go, it’s something we do.”
If you’re out of the office, with Virtual PBX there’s no need to hand out your personal mobile number to every client or carry two mobiles (one for work and one personal) everywhere you go. Instead, you can use a mobile application (often called a “softphone”) to make and receive calls using your office extension. Whether you’re around the corner from the office, interstate, or even overseas, as long as you have an Internet connection, you will be able to keep on top of any important office communication, meaning more opportunity to fulfil those personal errands that irritatingly can only be organised during work hours.
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If you have multiple offices, Virtual PBX can service all of your sites, whether local, national or global. Not only does this make it easier for companies with a large presence, but it also encourages companies to employ remote workers, or allow their existing employees or relocate interstate or overseas where required.
It can also help with setting up home offices for employees who require flexible working arrangements for family reasons or otherwise. Regardless of their location, you will still be able to take advantage of free “internal” calls and teleconferencing, as well as other features, such as centralised answering, consistent numbering plans and uniform messaging.
Night switch and DND mode
While all that flexibility is great, where does it end? If you can take your work wherever you go, when do you get to switch off and enjoy that balance I mentioned at the start of the blog? Thankfully, Virtual PBX has you covered. Night switch is a feature that allows you to set your preferred office hours; once that time passes (as an example, 5pm), the out-of-hours mode switches on. This means your calls are directed either to a particular emergency number or an out-of-hours voicemail. You can even set a different greeting from your business hours message.
If there’s a specific task you need to achieve during the day as well, you can turn on “Do Not Disturb” (DND) mode. Your office handset will usually have a button for this (check your model’s manual for instructions). On your mobile softphone, you would simply disable the account for the time-being and re-enable it once you were available to take calls again.
So there you have it: Virtual PBX offers increased productivity and flexibility while also ensuring your work-life-balance is not compromised. If you’re feeling under the pump, maybe it’s time to make the switch. If you’re not sure where to start, MOVOX offer obligation-free analysis of your telecommunications bills. Let us help you decide what’s right for you and your business.
Are you already using Virtual PBX? If so, are there any other features that help you maintain a positive work-life-balance? Is there anything you wish was possible? We’d love to hear your feedback!