What's the best way to pick which headsets to buy?

As an increasingly important item for managing your business, it's important to choose wisely when picking a headset. There's a lot to consider: what sort of headset would be best to buy, what compatibility and connectivity will best suit your needs, the style and cost of the headset. As an important purchase, it's best to do your research, you don't want to be kicking yourself a few weeks down the line when you see a better headset at a better price, every penny counts when you're starting out, but you need a headset that will perform in the workplace (even if the workplace is your back bedroom). The workplace is changing, and headsets are a part of this revolution, enhancing the comfort of the work experience, and generally just making your working day that little bit easier.


Ask yourself what sort of headset you need. Like all technologies, there can be a dizzying array to choose from. Do you want one earpiece (Monaural) or two (Binaural)? There's a wide range in terms of comfort, innovations such as noise cancellation: even, at the top end, intuitive sets that can gauge the reaction of the person on the other end of the line.


Think about the type of connectivity you'll need, will you or your workers be desk-bound all day, in which case corded will be fine, or do you envisage arrangements where you can stand and walk around, in which cordless may be the way to go? It can be hard to know where to start, simply look at the range of Avaya headsets offered by PMC Telecoms for a good overview of the range available.


So to narrow it down you need to zero in on what's going to be most important for you in a headset. Comfort? Sound quality? Both are givens, you'd think; but budget is always a consideration in any business decision. Think about the quantity you're going to need, an individual headset may not look that much, but what if you need fifty, or a hundred? Often, with a start-up, cash is tight, but it does pay to get the best you can afford, as with all technologies, headsets take a jump in quality when you pay a little extra.


If it all seems a little too much then stop, relax. In this digital age, help is never far away. This is where doing your research comes in: take the opportunity to look around for advice and support. All manufacturers will have their own support teams in place; but for purchasing decisions, check out a number of sites, try consumer advice websites like Best Buy, or advice forums like Quora. As with any decision like this, it's best to read around the subject. Compare a few places until you feel that you're making a truly informed decision. Take your time, work out what's going to be best for you and then go for it.

What Will the Future Look Like?

Now, we know that there are enough pressing concerns in today’s world. We’re dealing with political issues, the environment, and a world that has rising inequality, and we should all be focusing our energies to rectify those problems. However, it’s also worth keeping one eye on the future - because like it or not, it’s going to be here quicker than we realize. So what will the world of tomorrow look like? We take a look below.

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Everything Talking

It’s tempting to think the digital age has already arrived, but this isn’t really true. People must have thought the age of the car had arrived way back when there were just a few hundred on the roads; they couldn’t have envisioned just how widespread they would have become. The same is true of technology. In the future, everything will be connected - including ourselves. The internet of things has kind of arrived, but in the coming decades, it’s going to become much more widespread. Your door, fridge, windows, and just about everything in your home will be automated. If you’re a Luddite, then it might be time to start looking at that cabin in the woods, basically.


A Changing Workplace

The world of work is about to change dramatically, in ways that haven’t been seen since the industrial revolution. It’ll be in two main areas: the rise of artificial intelligence, and an overall changing attitude towards the workplace. You can expect the traditional work attire to be replaced by more casual clothing, and the 9-5 routine to be replaced by a more fluid, flexible approach to the working day. On the other end, AI will see somewhere in the region of 50% of jobs lost. If those who lost their jobs aren’t found something else to do, mass unemployment will follow.


The World of Politics

The world is getting smaller all the time, but that doesn’t mean that the problems will disappear. As technology improves and troubled international relations grow, we’ll see more attempts to undermine democracy. Indeed, this is already happening: as the AZ Sec of State says, last year there were instances ‘all over the country related to people trying to get into other people’s data and voter files.’ As such, cybersecurity related to voting will become a hot topic. So will the role of social media in elections, especially after Russia’s influence in the last presidential election.


A Move to Purpose

It’s not talked about anywhere nearly as much as it should be, but depression is a major concern among health officials. Indeed, it’s scheduled to become the world’s leading illness in the not too distant future. As such, we can see a greater move towards happiness, and to people choosing to live a life of purpose rather than being content with material goods and the traditional signs of success.


But Who Knows?

While the research shows signs of the above, it could also all be wrong. The future won’t be linear; it’ll be written by, well, whoever writes it.