I am a teleworker. I have the luxury of working from home. Everyday. I work for a big, global company, and as luck would have it, I get to work with people and teams from all over the world. No easy task, this. Time zone issues, cultural issues, translation issues and yet… I have never been more fulfilled in any job. Why? Lots of reasons, really, but most importantly: productivity and control.
Productivity, because I have an amazing arsenal of tools with which to do this work. Throughout any given day I use audio conferencing, video conferencing, chat, email, voice mail, mobile phones, and even my iPad to make it happen.
Control, because I can use these tools to connect with people in the way that suits them, and me, best – which enables us to get an amazing amount of work done – even when one of us is up at 5:00am to make it happen (usually me – and trust me, not on video). All of these tools are part of a Unified Communications platform deployed by my company. These tools make my collaboration and work life easier. Every day. (now if they could just do something about my messy, messy office.)
I've been with Orange Business Services for 7 years. I'm a self-professed technology junkie and haven't met an innovation I don't like. One of the best parts of working for Orange is interacting with global customers - there is always something exciting going on somewhere in the world - and our customers are doing some of the most exciting stuff of all.