You’re in a call with one remote worker. Then you get an email. Another remote worker wants to conference with you. Soon your entire day is filled up with calls.

Does this sound familiar? You don’t know when you’re going to get your work done. But if you let these people just sit and wonder, they’re not going to be able to do their jobs.

You’re stuck between a rock and a hard place…or are you?

Suddenly, someone appears before you. “Hello! I’m Conference Call Dave! Have you considered a conference call system!”

You almost scream and run out the door, but then you think, maybe he has a point. You cross your arms and say, “fine, Conference Call Dave, prove it to me. Why should I get a conference call system?”

Below is his answer.

1. Take All Remote Worker Calls at Once

“You were just on the phone with Stacy, weren’t you?” CCD asks. He doesn’t give you time to respond. “And then you were going to take a quick break and then call John.” You’re wary, but you nod.

He points to a pile of papers. “Those are all the reports you need to finish by next week.” You again nod and look at your watch.

“A conference call system will enable you to call all your remote workers at once.”

“What about privacy? Not everyone needs to know what everyone else knows.” You tap your desk and look out the window hoping CCD will just go away so you can call John.

“You can simply mute one person or mute all. It’s simple. And if there are truly private things to say, you can always perform a separate call.”

“Is there any way I can mute you?” You ask.

CCD’s face crumples, “I’m sorry I bothered you.” He disappears in a puff of smoke.

2. Conference Calls Are More Secure

When you’ve finished your calls, you look at your pile of reports and think of Conference Call Dave. “Maybe he was right, but what about security?” you think. One of the reasons you had decided to do individual calls instead of Skype or Google was security. You begin doing research on conference calls. Here’s what you found.

High security is possible. Some services even offer name recording upon entry into the conference call. Locks on conference calls so nobody else can snoop. And unique PINs so that you know only that person can enter.

3. Reduce Operational Costs

Even if you’re able to do your work and take all the calls, what if your team isn’t as efficient. What if you’re wasting their time by ignoring the blessing of conference calls?

You’ll save your team time. Your team’s time is valuable. They can then achieve more if they can gather their remote team for meetings. The best free conference call services provide all the same features as many paid services.

You’ll save money by using a free service and save time by using the conference call system. What more could you want?

Now, after you’ve called John, it’s time to go sign up for a conference call service.

By Ben Mattice

Benjamin Mattice is a freelance writer/editor, horror and sci-fi writer, SEO and affiliate marketing newbie, dog wrestler, cat wrangler, capoeirista, and long distance runner. He lives in the Palouse with his wife, three dogs, two cats, and two rats. Yes, that would probably be considered a mini-zoo.