With the rise of technology, companies have seen a lot of changes in the way business is done.
Thanks to the internet, many people are now able to work from remote locations rather than having to go into the office every day, and businesses themselves have been able to diversify and grow with much more ease, including taking their offices to different parts of the world. From these changes, businesses have also seen the rise of video conferencing as a method of communication.
Simply put, video conferencing makes use of computer networks so that people can conduct meetings from these remote locations, allowing them to see and hear each other as if they were in the same room. It has been growing and growing in popularity, to the point that companies such as Regus have incorporated it into the property packages they provide. Video conferencing offers some great advantages that businesses would do well to consider.
Firstly, video conferencing is a great way to reduce on travel costs. As stated previously, the advent of the digital age has made it less necessary for people to work in the office, but it has also made travel itself less necessary. Back in the day, if a company wanted to meet a potential or existing client to discuss business matters, either they or the client in question would have to travel in order to do it. Not only can this be expensive, but it’s also inconvenient and frustrating as well as limiting potential for expanding your market: video conferencing eliminates the need to travel and therefore removes the excess cost. It also has the added benefit of being a much more environmentally friendly method of communication: travelling not only cost money but also impacts on the environment.
Video conferencing is also beneficial to productivity. Nowadays the technology is so good that you can even share documents across the network during these meetings, and now that we have moved passed the ‘talking heads’ nature of the process, video conferencing is much more sophisticated which in turn means that meetings are much more productive. Decisions can be made faster, which in turn leads to business running smoother and more efficiently. You don’t need to worry about arranging the meeting, sorting out the travel, the expenses and where you’ll stay; all you need is an agreed time in which to have the meeting. Video conferencing cuts out all the excess, leaving you with a simple and effective method of communication that not only allows you to reach out to new clients and customers, but to also strengthen the existing bonds with current consumers and associates.
Video conferencing is too big to ignore, not to mention too useful to business. It not only saves you money on previously unavoidable costs, but also helps to increase productivity and can save companies valuable time to devote to more important things. Businesses that don’t yet make use of this innovation should consider these significant benefits and perhaps begin making use of it in their own work.
About the Author
This article was written on behalf of Regus. Regus are an international company that provide offices, virtual offices, meeting rooms, video communications, and many more business related products & services to meet the needs of our customers to work however, whenever, and wherever.