2017 is the year when people began to understand the true potential of video conferencing for their businesses. In fact, with the passage of time, video conferencing has proved itself more productive than any other tool in business, education, industrial or private sectors.
The rise of video conferencing in 2017 marks the advent of a disruption in corporate as well as non-corporate communication.
What is Video Conferencing?
Basically, video conferencing is more like a solution than a technology in that it provides one or more people to communicate with each other no matter wherever they are. They can communicate with the other in real-time and in fact on the go. To conduct a video conference, a user would usually require video conferencing equipment, a computer, and a high-speed internet connection.
However, with the advancements in technology, more convenient solutions have been developed to cater users who can’t afford to set up a dedicated video conferencing unit in their office. Such solutions may include cloud video conferencing where the user only requires a computer or a smartphone with a high-speed connection.
Video conferencing has become a popular communication tool in corporate as well as non-corporate sectors such as healthcare and education.
People are beginning to make the most of the technology by using it in a variety of ways. For instance, the primary purpose of a video conferencing solution would be for conducting virtual meetings. However, businesses are using video conferencing to conduct employee orientation sessions, training sessions and even for hiring a remote workforce.
Likewise, education sectors are using the technology to conduct virtual education sessions, interviews, etc.
Video Conferencing is Proving Itself Highly Productive
According to a recent survey conducted by a unified communications solutions provider, over 80% of VC users agree that the technology helps them complete projects or tasks in less time. Likewise, 85% users believe that they have experienced increased productivity due to video conferencing.
The statistics mentioned here present just a tip of the iceberg.
The Benefits of Video Conferencing Are Endless
Highly Cost Effective
The biggest benefit of video conferencing is that it saves businesses a great deal of money or expenses. When you conduct video conferencing, others can join it from their home or remote offices (branches). As a result, they don’t need to travel and hence companies don’t have to pay for the traveling expenses of the participants.
Video conferencing requires no traveling at all. People can join the conference or the collaboration session from their home, office or on the go. Consequently, users can save not only money but also a great amount of time that they usually end up wasting on traveling.
Increased Retention of Employee
Every organization wants to retain their most talented employees and don’t want to lose them to their competitors. Video conferencing can help organizations gain a great advantage of retaining employees because it requires less traveling need. Employees who want to work from their home can easily carry on their day to day activities with VC at their disposal. Likewise, they don’t need to come to the office for group discussions or collaborations or simply socialization as they can do it through video conferencing.
Organized Virtual Meetings
Perhaps, the best advantage of using video conferencing in your corporate communication is that you can set up meetings that require no time or travel restrictions. The virtual meetings can be as organized and productive as the usual in-person office meetings. In fact, meetings held through video conferencing are more productive than their counterparts. You can request even those participants to join the meetings who are on tight schedule but who are as important for the meeting as the rest of the group.
All in all, video conferencing provides organizations with a great way to get ahead of the competition and utilize the new marvel of technology to increase productivity and collaboration.
This is Muhammad Faraz. Currently I’m working as a content writer at Vanguard Matrix.inc. I’ve around 4 years of experience in technical writing such as telecommunication, video conferencing technology.