Happy National Clean Your Desk Day! A tidy, well-organized desk space is such a great way to boost your own organization and productivity. Who knew that a cluttered desk could truly impact the way you work? Well take a look at these statistics:
- 40 hours, or one full work week, is the time an average worker spends looking for misplaced files and materials.
- The cost to your company is $120 annually due to documents lost in clutter.
- The average desk has 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet.
So you’re looking at time lost, money lost and maybe even health considering all those germs. Yuck! Here’s one more statistic, you’ll see a 15 percent increase in your productivity by having a less cluttered desk. Clutter equals distraction!
This is pretty easy. Celebrate today by organizing your files, your work materials and then wipe down your desk. Then enjoy the productivity you’ll have by being clutter free and organized!
Need more help with productivity?
You are busy running your business. There’s no denying that. Are you so busy that you aren’t answering all your calls? If so, that’s a problem. Why? Because every call could be your next customer. If you’re not picking up the phone when prospective customers call, they’re most likely not going to leave a voicemail and wait for you to call back. Nope, they’ll just call the next business that does pick up.
Consider virtual receptionists
It’s vital to your business to be able to have all your calls answered. Not only will it generate more leads, but it’ll create a great customer experience for your customers. Whether it’s questions about a product, or having a complaint heard, or a service request, it really shows you care by answering the phone. If you’re not able to pick up every call, then you might want to consider virtual receptionists.
What do virtual receptionists do?
It’s very simple. They answer your calls when you can’t. You simply choose when you want to forward your business line to your virtual receptionists. Maybe you have peak hours when you can’t always answer the phone. Or your phone rings off the hook after hours or on the weekends and holidays. When you choose a 24/7/365 virtual receptionist service, it means your business will always stay open. But virtual receptionists do so much more than answer your calls.
When a call comes in from your business to your team of virtual receptionists, they pick up and take a message. That message will then be sent to you instantly. Depending on the virtual receptionist service, it could be through an online dashboard, text, email or a mobile app.
Some calls you just have to take. So you want your virtual receptionists to have the ability to use logic-based scripting to know what calls you need to take and forward them to you. Just like a real receptionist! If you’re considering this type of answering service, look for one that has the technology for smart, custom scripting. That way not only will your important calls be forwarded, but you’ll be able to provide your virtual receptionists with the right words to answer your calls.
VoiceNation’s virtual receptionists can do the most
Our virtual receptionists certainly answer calls, take and send messages and forward calls. But we can also set appointments, process orders and screen calls – that means no more solicitors or robocalls! We offer bilingual operators, we’re open 24/7, weekends and holidays, too. Best of all, these features are included in your plan. No nickel and diming, here. Want to learn more? Give us a call! 877.679.3777.