Successful Enterprises Rely on Cloud-Based Collaboration Solutions
The success of your employees is dependent on many factors. It’s no longer as simple as hiring the best available talent.
Michael Jordan is arguably one of the most talented and decorated players in the history of basketball. The six-time NBA champion said it best: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
In business, the nature of how teams and people work together is changing faster than the time it took for Jordan to make one of his famous slam dunks. Given the importance of collaboration, MIT Sloan Management Review has developed a culture calculator, which measures enterprise collaboration, among other key values. Leaders are now leveraging this research to benchmark their organizations against competitors and to identify opportunities for growth.
The key to successful team collaboration is implementing solutions that improve communication and productivity. However, as leaders continue to embrace digital transformation, choosing the right collaboration solutions is more complex than expected. Yet, not arming your teams with the right tools and technologies to effectively collaborate is the equivalent of asking Jordan to play without a basketball. Continuing to run meetings with subpar collaboration solutions will not only result in disengaged teams, but will also be costly. According to a recent industry report, an average of 13% of an employee’s day is wasted because of communications inefficiencies. That’s more than one hour every day. The same study found that communications inefficiencies cost companies more than $10,000 per employee every year.
Furthermore, when collaboration technologies work well you can continue to prioritize hiring and retaining top talent, regardless of location. According to a recent survey by IWG, 80% of candidates said that when faced with two similar employment offers, they would turn down the one that didn’t offer flexible working. The same study shows that 50% of employees globally work outside of their main office headquarters for at least 2.5 days a week. Given how distributed today’s workforce is, your teams need to have access to instant communication and collaboration solutions, even though they could be in different time zones.
In order to be successful, your employees have to not only collect, process, and manage mountains of data that is growing daily, but also make decisions fast. This creates a demand for information to be updated and shared faster than ever before.
Today, more than ever, when CIOs need to anticipate the rapid changes as the cloud continues to transform industries, choosing the right cloud communication and collaboration solution is more important than it’s ever been.
CenturyLink has partnered with Cisco to transform how we collaborate. With cloud-based collaboration solutions, we are working to:
- Improve business agility by delivering collaboration services in sync with your changing business needs, while easily scaling users and applications up or down.
- Boost efficiency by using a simple and predictable subscription model.
- Simplify management and control of your network, helping ensure the performance and dependability of collaboration for your employees.
- Maintain integrity and privacy to safeguard your business, employees, partners, and customers with a secure network architecture.
Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution delivered by CenturyLink, helps users engage in continuous collaboration. With a flexible, subscription-based service, you can add on the features that work best for you, including:
- Voice and video calling
- Instant messaging and presence
- File sharing
- Screen sharing
- Web and video conferencing
- Virtual meeting rooms
- Contact center functionality
- Softphone capabilities
- Customizable mobility options
You hired that talent to win games. Now give them the right collaboration tools to help you win a championship. Regardless of where your employees are located, Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution delivered by CenturyLink allows your organization to be agile, efficient, and competitive.
See how CenturyLink can keep you and your team connected anytime, virtually anywhere.
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