As social restrictions ease, companies are busy preparing for workers to return to the office. While recent reports tell us that we must wait a bit longer before lockdown lifts entirely, people will likely continue to work more flexibly for the foreseeable future.
Research published by the BBC indicates that out of the 50 biggest employers in the UK, 43 will embrace a mix of home and office working. Of course, we can’t know exactly what our working environments will look like in the future, but it’s safe to assume they will never be the same as they once were.
With most people set to work permanently from virtually any location, concerns are surfacing, and business leaders are asking questions like:
“How will I build or maintain a collaborative culture?”
“What can I do to keep employees motivated and engaged regardless of location?”
“Are there measures I can put in place to ensure parity of experience?”
All of these concerns will take careful consideration, and each business will approach what’s next in its own way. But, one thing is certain, organisations need a solution that makes transition simple and offers a positive outcome.
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has partnered with leading cloud communications vendor, RingCentral, to provide medium and large enterprises in the UK with the key component to their digital transformation strategies: cloud-based communications and collaboration.
Already sold across Europe, Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral is now available to customers in the UK and will combine the latest in unified communications technology from RingCentral with market-leading networking, communication, and cloud solutions and services from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s portfolio, making it a unique offering in the market.
This is the ideal opportunity for companies throughout the UK to enable users to efficiently and securely collaborate from anywhere and on any device via a single enterprise solution. As a result, businesses can connect all employees, working from anywhere, through a consistent user experience.
The product is powered by RingCentral’s award-winning Message, Video and Phone™ (MVP™) capabilities, combining HD audio and video communication with features such as virtual backgrounds, screen sharing and device switching with integrated carrier-grade voice. All in all, it makes Rainbow Office the workplace productivity tool.
With the backing from Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s well-established business partner ecosystem and recognisable brand across the UK and Europe, this solution enables customers to accelerate their migration to cloud communication solutions. As the world reconfigures the balance between employee expectations and employer value propositions, it will be the forward-thinking businesses who find themselves better placed in the market.
To get an idea of what this means for you, explore Rainbow Office powered by RingCentral for yourself.
Originally published Jun 21, 2021, updated Jan 16, 2023