A Stanford study found that walking improves creativity by an average of 60%. So not surprising that Apple's Steve Jobs and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg are known for their walking meetings.
Personally I take all-important calls standing up and usually walking up and down. Even better, if you can get outside and breath fresh air while you talk you will get the most creative benefits, but the Stanford study found that even walking on a treadmill indoors staring at a blank wall was more beneficial than sitting at a desk. It also found that the benefits of walking continued for a while after they returned to their desk.
In addition to the creative benefits, there are the health benefits, it is now generally accepted that sitting is the new smoking!
With many chronic diseases stemming from the toxic overload of the lymphatic system which, unlike the circulatory system has the heart to pump blood around, the lymphatic system uses swinging arms and walking legs to pump its fluids round the body. So if you don't keep the body moving, the toxic waste that the lymph system is trying to remove will stagnate and the body will be forced to take extreme measures to deal with it. Of course not putting toxins in your body in the first place will help, but that is difficult in the modern world. Finally, the lymphatic system also plays a key role in the body immune system, which is more important now than ever.
But despite all this, most office desk phones have a cord of only 1.5 meters long, effectively chaining you to your desk while you talk on the phone.
This is a throwback to the 1960s office cubical and has no place in the modern workplace.
Although the cubical still exists in some offices, most are now adopting an open plan hot-desking approach, and many businesses don't require employees to come into the office at all.
However there is a solution to this problem, the Metavoxx Business mobile app gives you a fully functioning desk phone in an app.
So you can walk up and down in the office, go for a walk down the road and take calls from wherever you are. This is because the app is powered by a full-function cloud phone system, giving all of the features of an office PBX phone system in an app.
If you are stuck at home because of the coronavirus, you can answer calls and call out as though you were at your desk phone in the office, you can even hold and transfer calls to colleagues and display your office number when you call out wherever you are.
If you are walking around in the office and suddenly decide to go to the shop while you are still on an important call, the app will seamlessly transition from wifi to the mobile network without dropping the call and back again when you arrive back. This cant be done with old technology like VoIP apps, they just cut you off when the network changes.
Metavoxx Business is designed for SME's and this size of business really needs the flexibility of being able to work from anywhere, often starting at home or in coworking spaces or serviced offices, and building the business up to a permanent workplace, Metavoxx Business allows the owner to transition between these locations with no change of equipment at all.
In addition to the flexibility of Metavoxx Busines Telephony, it also comes with CRM, instant messaging, video meetings, screen share, email, diary and document storage. This is important because if you are going to take a call from any location, you also need with you all of the information about your customers and suppliers and all of your filed paperwork. You will need to refer to this information as you work so any solution that does not include a full CRM, contact management and integrated document storage, will end up infuriating you because you won't have all the information with you when you are out of the office. And no doubt you will want to set reminders for callbacks and meetings for yourself and your colleagues and sometimes jump on a video call or screen share your latest brochure with a potential customer.
So if you can do all of this, be more creative and live longer you will be on to a winner with Metavoxx Business!