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How headsets have impacted mobile working

The digital age has seen the rise of a number of new working trends. Perhaps the most prominent has been the ability for employees to take the office with them wherever they go.

Mobile working, which has been fuelled by the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend and the growing popularity of cloud services, has undoubtedly changed the way in which employees approach their everyday working lives.

The added level of flexibility that comes with such an approach helps to enhance worker morale, which in turn allows a company to boost staff retention and productivity.

Such benefits are clear to see when thinking about the effect of commutes. A survey earlier this year found that the average time spent commuting is 54.6 minutes, which amounts to 4.5 days a year spent getting to and from work.

That wasted time is combined with some of the highest public transport costs in Europe, with the average British worker spending £160 per month on their commute. It seems clear there are a number of advantages to adopting a mobile working policy.

A man at a laptop by a window

One of the most important ways in which companies manage to approach the idea of flexible working is to recreate certain of the office environment.

So, if you happen to be part of a workplace that often requires frequent use of the phone, it is likely that you will need to do the same when working outside the office. Many employees in this situation will already be using a headset to improve their working experience, so it makes sense to recreate this when working remotely.

The use of a headset when working on the go allows users to benefit from an improved level of comfort and safety, as the risk of shoulder and neck strain is reduced.

There are also benefits in terms of call quality, as the use of a headset allows for noise reduction, which can be hugely useful if you happen to be working in a noisy environment. This is particularly effective if you happen to be undertaking a VoIP call as you don't have to rely on grainy in-built microphones and laptop speakers.

The ideal setup would therefore have a laptop alongside a mobile phone and headset, as this would unquestionably cover all bases without sacrificing portability or productivity.

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