Nothing keeps a company going like proper communication. Be it management to other management or supervisors discussing goals with employees, everyone should be in the know. Thankfully, technology is here to give you an even bigger edge. Of course, we’re referring to video calls and/or video conferencing. Time, distance and other factors are all major determinates of who can say what to who, and when. Often, this can be a major inconvenience, especially if there’s important message that needs to be relayed. Thanks to video call technology, these worries are put to rest.
Video conferencing keeps the power of communication in your pocket. Perhaps, for instance, an important member of upper management is away on holiday, business or family vacation. But, there’s some serious new developments within the company which must be addressed immediately. Instead of waiting for that hypothetical member to return in person, an important discussion can be held via video call/conference.
Now wait, why not just a phone call? While true, a phone call can suffice in the mentioned situation, there is proven research that demonstrates the power of face to face communication. What if this video conference is between your company and another? Or potential business partners, investors, stock holders, you name it? A video conference allows you, the individual, to convey yourself in a proper, professional manner even though you are not physically present. There’s more to the discussion than just voice. Humans are social creatures, we recognize facial patterns and body language. These seemingly small factors make an enormous difference when talking about important subjects.
There is another added, crucial benefit to video conferences; it saves money. A company should look for proper ways to cut excess costs where it’s not needed and one can be travel. Remember all those meetings we used in supposition? What’s better, meeting every single important one in person with numerous travel costs associated, or just stopping in with an in depth video call? Some meetings you’ll absolutely want to be around for in person, but this doesn’t have to be the case for everything. Oh, and travelers will save some personal sanity by avoiding the exhaustive process of jet lag and time changes.
You also want to remember, by utilizing video conference technology, you gain an advantage over stick-in-the-mud competition. Any modern company will use video calls for practicalities’ sake; not using it just sets you back. You should know this with examples listed above, considering cost, time and business functionality. A business using this technology is far more proactive and has a strong bond with its management and employee team. Those that don’t are disconnected and wallowing in the digital dust.