Poly's new white paper brings together thought leadership for what it calls the "Next Normal," which puts people first, to empower them in productive work environments — wherever the physical space may be. According to Poly, "2020 will be the catalyst for hybrid working, offering employees flexibility and choice, driving productivity through collaboration and communication." Basically, creating environments that foster productivity, collaboration, innovation and safety.
The digital transformation ensures consistent work experiences that will react to the crisis and mitigate any harm to the business.
Policies and procedures that support both the business and individual, in a "People First" culture as Poly calls it, will prove to be mutually beneficial.
Interestingly, Poly found that 85% of businesses surveyed believe that greater location flexibility has lead to an increase in productivity.
What can we expect in the "Next Normal?"
Home office spaces built into residences
Increased flexible work across locations
Recruitment over larger demographic (and perhaps geographic) areas
Work from home, meet in the office, bringing everyone together virtually
Smaller company footprints over more dispersed locations
Seamless work flows between home and office
Technology designed for ease of use with personal devices
Necessary business travel only
The only certainty? The core components of any organization: practices, workspace, and culture, will change as we transition into the "next normal." This won't be easy, but evolving to suit the needs of people and organizations will be worth it.
For clear conversations from anywhere you work, Jabra has introduced the new Evolve2 65 Bluetooth headset with three microphones, two of which are located in the boom arm, with one in the right ear cup. There’s 37 hours of battery life, and 3 times better wireless range than the existing 65 headset for the Evolve series.
The Evolve2 65 comes with the Link 380, the Jabra adapter in USB-C and USB-A. Some variants include a charging stand to keep the headset docked when it's not in use. The Microsoft Teams certified options in the range have their own dedicated Microsoft Teams button for instant connections to collaborative meetings. The obvious LED light on these headsets can also signal different things, like missing a meeting or call.
If your platform is something other than Microsoft Teams, Evolve2 65 works with all leading Unified Communications (UC) platforms, for seamless collaboration.
True comfort, luxury
Memory foam ear cushions on self-adjusting earcup swivels, with a pioneering new angled design, mold to your ears’ natural contours and cancel up to 48% more noise.
Using biometric measurements of hundreds of heads, Jabra created the perfect ergonomic design, featuring a unique headband shape that optimizes weight distribution for every head shape. The result is a headset that offers all-day comfort, day in and day out.
Download the free Jabra Direct to ensure that your headset always has the latest firmware, guaranteeing you’ll have the most up-to-date features, bug fixes and easy access to compatibility updates. With the user-friendly Direct Dashboard, staying current has never been easier.
Call our dedicated Headset Team at 1-866-998-9991 or Chat us now for recommendations.
Jabra Direct has introduced a new feature that customizes the music equalizer of Evolve headsets. The Evolves, corded and wireless, are great for both personal and work usage.
If you already have Jabra Direct, simply open Jabra Direct on your desktop, click on the Updates tab at the top, and then click on the yellow "Update Now" button. This should only take a few minutes.
If you don't have Jabra Direct installed on your PC yet and you are using an Evolve headset (or other Bluetooth (with dongle) or USB headset or speakerphone from Jabra), do this immediately. Jabra Direct makes sure that your headset always has the latest firmware, guaranteeing you’ll have the most up-to-date features, bug fixes and easy access to compatibility updates. With the user-friendly Direct Dashboard, staying current has never been easier. And, it's FREE.
We are moving to a work-from-home situation across the world. For those who haven't set up a home office yet, here are our suggestions for a productive space to work during this modern-day pandemic.
The best option for home work is to close yourself off in a dedicated office space, or a quiet out-of-the-way bedroom. If you have younger children who need you near, you may be working in the middle of the family at the kitchen table. In either situation, a headset with a noise-canceling microphone is a must! We offer headsets with both noise-canceling and ultra noise-canceling microphones, for extreme noise cancellation.
We recommend an Active Noise Canceling headset for complete concentration, and with a variety of wearing styles and connection types, there's guaranteed to be a headset that works for you. The Jabra Evolve 80, pictured above, is a USB and 3.5mm headset with large ear cushions that completely surround the ear; and with ANC, and Busylights on the ear cups, it's a great choice for productive working and clear calls.
Other work at home tips:
•Don't sit in the same place all day. Get up and move! Wireless headsets let you walk and talk. •Take a lunch break ... but don't extend it to all-day grazing. No need to gain weight in your comfies while you enjoy unlimited snacks from the pantry. •Speaking of comfies, you may find that you accomplish more when you're not wearing pajamas or sweats. That's something you'll have to test for yourself. •Take breaks ... but not too many. Turn off notifications for any non-essential tasks (such as social media) so you can focus on what needs to be done.
•When it's time to take a break, walk around outside for a few minutes. Get a change of scenery and clear your thoughts.
•Take advantage of collaboration tools and communicate with your co-workers regularly. A quick conversation can go a long way to building relationship, and don't forget to have team meetings to keep everyone connected and informed.
Take heart! This quarantine cannot last forever, and may provide you the time necessary for personal reflection and family connection that we typically don't get in our usual daily lives. And, once we get the "all-clear" to return to our work spaces, we go with the knowledge that we can conquer anything! (And now have a GREAT headset to work with!)
Call or Chat us now for recommendations! We are your Headset Experts.
Plantronics has announced the Savi 710, 720, 730, 740 and 745 wireless headsets are being withdrawn from production and will only be available until supplies last.
The recommended replacements are the new Plantronics Savi 8200 DECT wireless headsets. Similar to the Savi 700s, the Savi 8200s offer triple connection to desk phone, PC and mobile phone. Some great features of the Savi 8200 series are the large leatherette ear cushions, comfort padded headband, and the Savi 8220 has Active Noise Canceling. Savi 8200 headsets offer up to 13 hours of talk time on a single charge. You can roam up to 590 feet (environment-dependent) from your PC for maximum freedom. And, convenient voice prompts notify you of mute status, roaming range limits and more.