The phrase “gale force winds set to sweep the nation” often stands out from the newsstands at this time of year. Never mind what it might do to your hairstyle, it’s the trees and debris on the road and railway that may well keep you from getting to your office.
But whilst you wait for the clearance crew to arrive, who will be answering your calls?
We now live in a world with more flexibility in not just how we work, but where we work. So whilst high winds may divert you away from the office, they shouldn’t keep you away from communicating with your customers.
Whichever way the wind blows, you have the options to stay connected:
- When the weather changes with no warning, you can forward calls to your mobile, your department, or even particular colleagues. In stark contrast to the weather, changing these settings is a breeze.
- Weather warnings are very accurate these days. With prior notice of those advancing cold fronts, you can plug your phone into your home internet or simply use a desktop, or mobile app without having to risk stepping out of the house.
- Despite forecasts, nature will always find a way of surprising us. In the event that high winds keep everyone from getting to the office, you can select an administrator who will be able to forward all calls to individual’s mobile devices.
There is now no excuse to leave your communications system up in the air when it comes to bad weather. Make sure you have the right tools to keep the conversation going even when you are prevented from getting to your destination.
Originally published Feb 09, 2016, updated Aug 12, 2020