We’ve all heard that the working world will never be as it was pre-pandemic. Remote, flexible and hybrid working are today’s buzzwords, and almost every business has had to think about where its staff will work.

During the height of COVID-19, we adapted out of necessity. But now, as businesses face choices about how they should operate, committing to new, more permanent ways of working can seem daunting.

However, there are several communications solutions that offer businesses flexibility, meaning there’s no need to hit the brakes on your future plans.

It’s time to adapt

In fact, there’s no time like the present. When it comes to communication technology, we currently find ourselves on the precipice of change. Not only are businesses navigating new working strategies, but other major shifts such as the upcoming Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) switch off mean we can’t prevent change from happening.

Instead, we need to find ways to embrace it. You might have heard the words Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) being spoken about, but you might not know what it is, what it does or how it can be beneficial to your SME. VoIP is just one of many technologies that will help SMEs to future proof, facilitating calls through any medium as long as there is an internet connection. VoIP will be central to helping flexible workforces to communicate, and will be the go-to option when the PSTN switches off.

Flexibility is key

Businesses may think “But the PSTN switch off isn’t for another five years!”, or “I know my communications infrastructure needs to adapt, but I’m just not ready for the change”. The reality is change can happen without the need for big commitments.

At Crystaline, we want to help businesses prepare for their futures without overwhelming them. We offer multiple packages that allow customers to trial new voice solutions before they commit long term. For example, our mobile contracts are 30-day rolling contracts, offering complete flexibility and the opportunity to opt out at any time. We can also offer a 14-day trial on our VoIP solutions, so businesses can feel more confident about their choices before they commit.

Deciding on a communication system is an important business decision. It will affect the way you interact with clients and can have an impact on the way your business is perceived. It may even form a part of that all-important first impression. We’re all navigating changing times, especially in terms of how we communicate, but that doesn’t mean we must shy away from making those big decisions.

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