Your workplace relies on communication and reciprocation to complete projects at a high standard and on time. Out in the field, time is of the essence and being able to reach members of your team in an instant is imperative to your organization’s workflow. One aspect of telecommunication that often gets overlooked is push-to-talk technology (PTT). The benefits of push-to-talk technology far surpass just instantaneous conversation; here are a few of the additional benefits that push-to-talk technology offers to companies all over Canada:
Multi Communication Amongst Your Team
Making a phone call to specific members of your team is great when you must have a personal conversation, but when you need to address an entire crew of team members, making a single phone call would be extremely time-consuming and tedious. Push-to-talk technology allows you to address multiple members of your crew simultaneously which is especially important when you are in the middle of a major project, with different team members fulfilling different tasks in different regions or work zones.
Push-to-talk devices are extremely valuable to companies due to their cost control. It is much more expensive to make a phone call than it is to communicate over a push-to-talk device which is especially pertinent for organizations that rely on long-distance communication. With a push-to-talk system in place, contractors and development organizations would no longer need to make long distance phone calls as PTT interoperability will provide a fluid & crystal-clear channel of communication and reduce calling costs. Working environments that are harsh and rough have also been known to cost companies thousands in cell phone replacements and repairs. This is because common cell devices aren’t designed to withstand the rough and tumble of an outdoor work environment; many push-to-talk devices are designed to withstand physical and water damage.
Work can be busy and hectic and when you must answer a call from a team leader or supervisor, holding your phone up to your ear can be distracting and make it difficult to complete your tasks. Push-to-talk technology also allows for hands-free functionality, making it much easier to take calls while utilizing heavy equipment or wearing thick protective personal wear.
Contact Those Who Are Available
Push to talk devices not only offer instantaneous communication amongst crew members, but they also help you know who is free and available to talk. You can check your coworkers’ availability status, and if they aren’t able to speak, it will tell you if they are busy or offline.
Job sites require a steady dose of precision, communication and focus. Calls to your cell phone, while they’re in your overalls or pant pockets, are distracting and can easily be missed. Push-to-talk devices allow you to press one single button and get your message across to everyone who needs to hear it. For managers and team leaders, push-to-talk technology gives you more oversight over your employee’s workflow, reduces repair/replacement costs for damaged cell phones, reduces calling costs, and ensures you’re prioritizing your employees’ safety.