Advancement in technology and internet has influenced most activities in the recent times. For instance, organizations are quickly embracing video conferencing because it has immense benefits. This is a milestone because traditional meetings have a share of disadvantages that make them inappropriate in some cases. A while ago, most people shunned video conferencing because it seemed quite expensive and sophisticated such that some people could not understand how it works. However, things have changed in the recent past because devices are available and the internet is stable and affordable and thus, facilitating video conferencing. If you are skeptical about embracing video conferencing in your organization, perhaps the following benefits can help you to make up your mind.
You can video conference with several people – Most people find it challenging to differentiate between video conferencing and video calling. Video calling only involves two people, and it is impossible to include several people in that kind of video, but in the case of video conferencing, many correspondents can participate in the video. Therefore, it is essential for holding meetings involving many people as long as they have reliable and stable internet access and smartphones or any other similar devices.
No traveling – Traditionally, you have to travel a long distance to attend meetings, and that can be expensive. An affordable option would be video conferencing because people can talk about various issues as if they are physically present, but they are separate in different places. There are other related costs such as accommodation and meeting venue, and you can avoid all the costs by choosing to do the meeting through video conference.
Supervising employees – In organizations where staff members are out of the office to do their work in the field, it can be quite cumbersome to monitor them and know precise places that they are at the field. Not only will you communicate with them but you will visualize what is transpiring at the place they are, and thus, you can have a true picture of what is happening on the ground from the office. For that matter, video conferencing in an organization is crucial to ensure that workers are productive and that has a positive impact on the performance of your business.
Crucial for telecommuting – Have you ever heard about those people who can work from home, but they only go to the office once in a while? This is a common practice nowadays due to the advancement in technology and availability of internet. When working at home, video conference helps you to give progressive updates to your senior on the job and also give instructions to co-workers.