If your company is like most companies these days
Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.
If your company is like most companies these days, you have people working in all dissimilar locations and serving people across multiple regions and countries. With work habits changing over the last couple of years a lot of employees are working from home (WHF). Whether this is full time or just a few days a week it can put a strain on communication throughout the organization. One thing that can improve communication is video conferencing. Video conferencing can offer businesses countless opportunities. Whether it is connecting remote workers, allowing collaboration between departments, managing suppliers, or interviewing potential employees. From what I have found by using video conferencing for most of my remote meetings is that everyone involved in the meetings feel more connected than they do when we have a normal audio conference call. When using audio calls only, it is easy for participants to get distracted and multitask and not apply their full focus on the call. Adding the video makes people more attentive by knowing that others in the meeting can see them and allows them to stay focused on the meeting at hand. Also using video conferencing allows for more effective communication and a more personal experience during the meetings. Being able to see all the members makes you more inclined to use communication skills that we all have learned from face-to-face conversations. If you are thinking about adding more video conferencing calls to replace the audio, below are some other benefits.
- Improves Communication
- Improves Efficiency
- Helps Build Relationships
- Saves Time
- Saves Money on Travel
- Connects Departments
- More Personable and Engaging
- Flexibility Improves Attendance
- Adds More Structure
- Improves Associate Lifestyle
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