Allowing staff to work remotely allows for more flexibility in telecommuters’ lives, connecting to the office remotely enables employees to work without common office distractions and generally makes them happier and more efficient. This is where the power of video conferencing comes in, as it allows all workers to have real-time, face-to-face interactions with your colleagues. It allows people to feel part of the team with out having to waste their time sitting in traffic…
If you’re company is thinking about making the jump from commuting to videoconferencing below are some main reasons we’d advise doing it.
Videoconferencing gives you the ability to judge someone’s reactions by seeing their body language
Non-verbal communication is as important as what your co-workers are saying. With videoconferencing you’ll be able to see if the person you’re talking with is excited by, or put off by the discussion,. This is something you can’t really gauge from traditional phone conferencing.
Videoconferencing Improves inter-state office relationships
It’s important being able to see your business partners and colleagues, ‘getting face time’ helps people get to know each other better. Videoconferencing lets you get to know people on a more personal level than with a phone call. Most people tend to show more of their personality when they can see each other when speaking. People tend to feel closer to those they see on a regular basis. So if you’re working in a remote location or satellite office, videoconferencing is a way to make yourself seen and stay connected, which will result in an improved relationship with your colleagues.
Videoconferencing Saves Personal time
By using video conferencing software you can avoid travelling long distances in order to attend meetings, you can use your home PC, mobile phone or tablet to connect. This means that you can save time, and also increase your productivity as you can work when you would otherwise be travelling. This will allow for increased value from remote workers, which could lead to better performance reviews and salary raises.
Videoconferencing Saves your bottom line
If your office has a number of remote workers who all need to meet on a regular basis to discuss projects, videoconferencing can help your company save money. Using video will mean the company will not need to pay for meeting rooms, transportation or accommodation. Videoconferencing lets you and your colleagues get face time, but from the comfort of your on home or anywhere else you’d like to work. As a remote worker, this represents the ultimate freedom – being able to work from wherever, whenever.
Videoconferencing enables you to do business, any time, anywhere
Need to meet with someone on a completely different time zone? Need to have an interview with a client in a different country? Does your firm need to provide client testimonial to a judge on the other side of the state or country? By using videoconferencing, you can easily do so without having to leave your house or office while still having the all important face-to-face needed.
Choosing the right video conferencing system to suit your business needs can be tricky. Video Conferencing Australia is here to help, call us on 1300 369 828 (Australia) or on 0800 450 278 (New Zealand) to speak with a videoconferencing expert today!