A few weeks back, I posed the question, “How many communications tools does it take to screw in a lightbulb?” Well, we put it in a bit of effort to find out and ran an online poll to see what you all thought.

Now, this isn’t exactly the same as how many licks it takes to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop. The answer, per the wise old owl, is three. If only it took as few communications tools to do your jobs as it takes licks of a tootsie pop, your life would be much easier!

Well, it turns out that for 47% of you, it takes 4 or more communications applications to do your job. That is a lot of context switching on a regular basis just to keep in touch with your fellow employees, customers and partners.

We also ran a short poll asking Microsoft Teams users, how important it was for you to use the native Teams dialer if you were making phone calls. Quite consistently, the vast majority of respondents wanted to reduce the number of communications tools by consolidating phone dialing capabilities within the Teams native dialer.

The bottom line? Most of us would rather have fewer tools. To find out how 8x8 delivers on that desire for Microsoft Teams users who need telephony capabilities, check out the latest chapter in our eBook, Connect Everywhere. Or, if you missed the first chapter, then start at the beginning.