Have you heard? Today, June 2nd, is the official Leave the Office Earlier Day. Invented by Laura Stack, author and employee productivity specialist, the day is designed to motivate overworked, tired, semi-productive, and easily-distracted employees by allowing them to head out of the office a little early, once all the tasks for the day have been completed. Fortunately, you don’t always have to wait for a specially designated ‘national day’ to have more out-of-office flexibility.
With mobility and the right Unified Communications (UC) solution, the boss MIGHT just let you cut out early, anytime, without worrying about lost productivity or being disconnected from the office.
Whether it’s officially Leave the Office Earlier Day or any other day, here are a few ways UC has you covered:
- Need to make sure the phones are covered? No problem! Individual calls – and even queue calls – can easily be routed to a mobile device.
- Stuck on a call on your desk phone? With UC, calls can easily be transferred from your desktop phone to your mobile device, without the other person even being aware that you made the switch. (Who’s talking to you this late in the day anyway? Don’t they know what day it is?)
- Want to let your co-workers know that you’re out of the office (and gloat a little, too)? Set your status so that others know that you’ve headed out for the day. Maybe something like, “Away – Boss let me leave early because it’s June 2.”
Are you stuck in the office? If your phone system is letting you down, maybe it’s time to upgrade to UC and better prepare for next time!