How to avoid your business being derailed
For the past 18 months the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) has been in dispute with London and Home Counties rail operator Southern Rail about the introduction of driver operated doors on new trains.
This has led to industrial action by RMT members, ranging from refusing to work overtime, higher than normal ‘sick’ leave, and outright strikes, leading to transport chaos and misery for thousands of commuters.
The media is full of stories of people losing their jobs, marriage breakdowns and falling property prices by those affected by the Southern Rail dispute.
And now drivers on Arriva, Silverlink, ScotRail, DLR and guards on Greater Anglia trains are also involved in actual or proposed industrial action.
For firms based in city centre locations, rail strikes represent a serious threat to their business as staff and clients find it increasingly difficult, and sometimes impossible, to get to the office.
On top of that there is the hassle, time and stress associated with extended travel times, particularly with many staff having to travel further due to being priced out of city property markets.
But what if visiting your firm’s office was the exception, not the norm, for both clients and staff?
If your service was built around the presumption that staff collaboration and client interaction was done virtually, with in-person face to face meetings reserved for when they really matter, what difference would that make to staff and clients’ happiness and your firm’s productivity?
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Forget dodgy sound, unreliable connections, complicated downloads or needing to have a Skype account – a virtual meeting is enjoyable, effective and highly efficient.
Clients increasingly want personalised service on their own terms and staff are demanding flexible and remote working. Live video must be part of your methods of delivery and communication.
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You can’t do anything about rail strikes but you can make sure that they don’t derail your business by having the best video conferencing and screen sharing technology available.
The cost of a quality system will be a fraction of the cost to your business if you don’t.