Business leaders across industries around the world are quickly ramping up technology to enable employees to work from home due to the impact of COVID-19. In a 2019 survey, 57% of mobile workers noted collaboration and communication issues as their top frustrations when working remotely , but in today’s reality, companies are coming together to overcome hurdles and keep our economy moving.
We at Cisco are doing our part by expanding the capabilities of our free Webex offer in all countries where available, not only those impacted by COVID-19.
There are many items to consider when enabling a productive and secure home connection, but ensuring audio quality is often overlooked. A meeting can quickly come tumbling down due to poor audio, and let’s accept the realities, this extends beyond connectivity to dogs barking, babies crying, and spouses fighting over the “home office” to reduce distractions. While we can’t give you a bigger house or tips for calming the dog, Cisco helps you get the best audio quality no matter where you work. So, if you find yourself reaching for a headset because your spouse laid claim to the home office, look for a headset with these top 5 features for mobile working as ranked by 1,000 users globally :
It is no surprise that 100% of participants ranked this as the most critical element of a headset. Whether it’s what you hear or what the person is hearing on the other end, a premium microphone, speakers, and advanced codes in a headset are essential for delivering high-quality audio.
We’ve all experienced a chaotic work week with meetings scheduled back to back. You could end up with an even bigger headache from those meetings if your headset isn’t designed for all-day comfort.
No matter if you are working in the office, at home, or on the go, noise-canceling is essential to block out unwanted distractions. Our lives are busy, but a headset with audio intelligence can filter out distractions so you can focus on getting stuff done.
Headset audio issues due to compatibility are common. With a PC/Mac, smartphone, tablet, and/or desk phone in your home office, you need a headset that easily connects to the devices and applications you use to get the job done.
We use our headsets for a range of activities including calls, watching videos, and listening to music while working. We also all have our own individual preferences, so it’s important that you can customize your headset settings to what sounds best.
Headsets are a critical, but sometimes forgotten element of exceptional, mobile work experience. Over the past week, we’ve had many customers reach out to secure headsets to enable quality at-home, work experiences. Cisco recognized the frustration of finding headsets that ensure quality audio, work seamlessly, plus can be easily managed by IT. We’ve worked hard to tackle these issues with a full range of headsets that are deeply integrated into the secure Webex platform delivering high-quality communication and premium user experiences.
 Cisco’s “Business Headsets” survey 2019, global data