Author: Matt Watts

Do you commit these phone faux pas?

When Alexander Graham Bell, often credited as the inventor of the modern telephone, made his first call, he probably had no idea that one day, most people would carry a version of his device in their pockets everywhere they go. He probably also had no idea how annoying it can be when you’re speaking to … Continued

4Com Celebrates Central Bournemouth Office Move

4Com, the Bournemouth based telecommunications provider, have today completed their move into the newly built 9-story One Lansdowne Plaza, adjacent to St. Swithun’s Roundabout in Bournemouth.  The new building, built by Watkin Jones, has seen the company leave their former premises at Loewy House to locate their nearly 300-strong team in the new 55,000sq ft … Continued

Do you have a “work spouse”?

Do you have a ‘work spouse’? Or perhaps let’s rephrase that: do you have a very close friend at work? While use of the term is widening, calling someone a ‘work wife’ or ‘work husband’ perhaps still sounds controversial to some. But as this BBC article suggests, having a specially supportive, friendly and (emphasis on … Continued

Do you have a phone voice?

Do you have a ‘phone voice’? Whether you purposely change your accent, or it happens subconsciously, plenty of us admit that we alter the way we speak when we answer or make a call. In fact, almost half of British people (44%) say they feel self-conscious about the way they sound at work, with 27% … Continued

Are you using too many office buzzwords?

Ever find your eyes rolling as a coworker interrupts your morning brew to say “let’s touch base”, usually on a subject that only requires an email? Or maybe you have to bite your tongue whenever you’re told to “think outside the box” in a brief or meeting? You’re not alone. We surveyed the nation to … Continued

The 4Com Foundation: Making a Difference this Christmas

This year, the 4Com Foundation are once again helping a number of different charities across the Bournemouth and Poole region to make a difference at Christmastime. Following on from our successful “12 Days of Christmas” campaign in 2015 and subsequent charitable activities last year, the Foundation have once again partnered with Mosaic, Variety, The Trussell … Continued