In the new year, many offices will re-open as Singapore enters Phase 3.

However, life at the office will not be the same as before.

In a typical office environment, half the staff will work from home at a time, under a Team A/Team B rotation arrangement.

For everyone to stay safe, businesses will need to practice safe distancing in office. There will also be more of a dependency on virtual collaboration and video conferencing tools with customers and vendors.

Under these circumstances, are our existing office layouts and infrastructure still relevant? They are more likely to be 50% utilized and 50% wasted. Will there be shared workspaces? Hot desking? Mobile workspaces? Satellite offices? In these scenarios, employees will need to carry their office phone identity with them to be reachable from any location.

Many employers have started to think about re-designing the office to make it more effective for our new normal, and a more efficient workplace for their staff.

Phone systems are an important aspect of business that all employers examine to ensure that there are no missed opportunities, and to make sure that all staff can communicate with customers and each other effectively. The new normal requires a system that allows the office telephone network to be accessible from any location, supporting work from home, work from office, or work from anywhere.

Many customers have already adopted Microsoft Teams as their primary tool for collaboration. Additional Microsoft phone systems will transform Teams to become a part of a cloud PBX system. With Axiom Teams Connector, we provide local Singapore telephone numbers to Teams users, including an option for number retention. The entire system is in the cloud without any on-premise equipment needed. It enables users to work anywhere with their client over mobile, as well as sign into any Teams IP phone or conference phone, which is what an ideal solution for a modern office looks like post covid-19.

Contact us for more information on the solution and a demo.