If you work remotely, chances are you spend a lot of time on the phone, on web conferences, and virtual meetings. For you to be productive, the other end of the call has to be able to hear you clearly. There can’t be much in the way of background noise. You’ve got to be able to hear them. And the headset can’t be uncomfortable or you’ll be distracted to the point of missing important conversation.
Summary: In this article, I hope I can convince you to gather requirements before you buy anything that is more than a simple retail product. I give you strategies to make the exercise easier, watch out for, and who you can trust. I’ve been a customer and I’ve been a vendor. I’ll share what I’ve learned with you because I want you to be wise, savvy, and powerful purchasers. I want you to know how to serve yourselves and your companies well, today and in the future.
There is also a video and slide version of this article.
I see this question posted all the time – in newsgroups, in blog comments, in LinkedIn groups. Posting this kind of question will get you one of three classes of answer. And every time, the answers posted are wrong.