We recently asked our customers – owners of small and medium-sized business across the U.S. – how their businesses operate. This survey reveals that single-location workforces are becoming less common; more and more workers, it appears, are doing their jobs remotely.
Here are the complete results:
1. How much time do your employees spend conducting business away from the office?
These results illustrate how small business owners are adapting to today’s economic conditions. For example, only 15% of respondents report having all employees work from a single location, while the majority – a whopping 57% – work from a virtual office.
Running a business under a virtual-office model reduces office-related rental expenses and allows companies to expand their talent pool beyond a limited geographical area. In other words, the virtual-office model provides a win-win solution for businesses.
As more companies sharpen their competitive edge by applying the virtual-office model, it’s crucial for businesses to adopt a phone system designed for the modern and mobile business environment. This is where RingCentral shines.
“RingCentral facilitates the seamless integration of distributed employees into a single business phone system, regardless of the employee’s choice of phones – mobile or fixed-line,” says Vlad Shmunis, CEO of RingCentral. “The best part is that businesses do not need to spend a single dollar in capital expenditure.”
RingCentral conducted this study from October 16 to November 11, 2009. More than 300 customers responded to its online survey.