After most people were forced to work from home during the pandemic, it was thought remote working could be the future.
However, more companies are calling for employees to come back into the office full-time. Despite this, there is still a need for home working technology, including VOIP phone systems.
A recent KPMG CEO Outlook survey revealed two-thirds of business leaders in the UK predict there will be a full return to in-office working by 2026, the Guardian reported.
As much as 83 per cent think office attendance is linked with promotion opportunities and financial rewards, which is why workers will be keen to join their colleagues in returning full time.
This comes after large companies, including Meta and Amazon, have been trying to encourage their staff to come back into the office, as they believe it boosts creativity and productivity.
However, this could be a hard sell for millions of workers, who have enjoyed the freedom and flexibility of working from home, either part-time or full-time, over the last three and a half years.
Some people no longer live close enough to their office for a realistic commute, while others, such as parents or carers, have been able to juggle their other responsibilities around their working day by being at home.
Therefore, while big companies believe workers should be office-based, there is still a need for remote working technology for employees who are unable to travel, and those who have appointments and cannot make face-to-face meetings.
They also enable teams in different locations to hold meetings together, which allows businesses to expand internationally.
Furthermore, VOIP systems mean staff who cannot be in the office for work-related reasons, such as they are travelling to see a client, can still attend meetings and keep up to date with everything.