Simple Solution Solving Business' Brexit Blues

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The decision to leave the EU has been one of the most divisive political moments for the United Kingdom in years. While its merits and disadvantages can be debated in chambers and households alike, the only thing that we can really all be certain about, given the level of uncertainty as to what Brexit will actually look like, is that it will change the way we do business going forward. In its simplest terms, organisations that sell to and buy from the EU need to have plans in place that are suitably flexible to cope with a possible range of outcomes. Here we set out the areas to consider after Brexit and how Video conferencing can help to alleviate at least some of the stresses that may be put on your business.


It’s not just the movement of goods that will be affected and many argue that once out of the union, travelling to and from European destinations may become a much more prolonged and expensive process. Not only could the cost of your trip go up in price but also the time taken crossing borders could be elongated. Some predictions warn of longer queues at passport control and more rigorous checks on items moving across borders. There are also concerns over employment stipulations both for working abroad and for employing foreign workers. All of these have potential cost implications for businesses and could impact further on the efficacy of staff travel in and out of the country, not just in terms of salaried time but also in terms of handling the added stress and morale issues for those workers who regularly travel.


Financial complications

It’s not just the travel issues that may effect a business’ bottom line. Some analysts expect that our economy, at least in the short term, may be impacted, that exchange rates will be even less favourable and that spending for businesses, on the high street and across the public sector will be challenging. The costs to businesses for importing and exporting goods into the European Union is likely to go up and projected delays in shipping will put additional strain on many companies.


How Video Conferencing can help with the strain

Having the right video conferencing solution at your fingertips, whether at your desk or in your meeting room, completely negates the need to leave your office. No more waiting at train stations or airports. No more passport control queues. No more stressful travel and living out of hotel rooms. And the real beauty is that video conferencing has never been so feature rich and cost effective. Your people can meet face-to-face in an instant, collaborate on documents from a laptop or smart device and work together as if they are all in the same room. Cloud-based video conferencing solutions, such as Internet Videocommunications’ ground-breaking SightLink service, make the experience even easier, enabling whole teams to come together at the click of a button no matter what type of device they are using. These business tools are ideal for office workers, home workers, field workers and teams split across multiple locations. They help businesses to run with a fluidity and ease of collaboration and decision making that yields genuine results across the board, not least in productivity, financial health and employee well-being.

But the real clincher is that the right video conferencing solutions tend to pay for themselves within months, if not weeks, allowing you to invest the money you’ve saved into other areas of the business.

It makes for a compelling case for businesses to adopt video conferencing no matter what the political climate but with Brexit looming the time to work smarter and more efficiently is now.