Video conferencing has gained more popularity in the past year than it has ever had before. For that reason, many offices have realized its benefits over traditional meetings.
Let’s look at five benefits of video conferencing to help you understand why you should consider using it more.
1. Saves on time and money
Remote employees would appreciate the convenience of video conferencing. They do not need to travel to meet each other and can have their meetings on the go without the extra hustle.
Video conference meetings also avoid other time-wasters like setting up the venue and arranging it in time. The participants also don’t need to spend money on refreshments and additional costs, saving on valuable resources.
Video conference meetings also tend to be brief and straight to the point. As a result, the participants can get the meetings done and quickly return to their work. As a result of this gain, they do not need to waste time in meetings like many organizations do.
2. More engaging than audio or text
Research shows that video conferencing is more meaningful than even high-quality audio. People are more likely to concentrate and learn when they can see each other than when they only hear each other. There is also less likely to zone out.
Video conferences are also possible through recordings and audio transcription, making them available for future reference. These features remove the need for writing minutes.
3. Connects different departments
Many companies and startups will often work remotely, only being brought together by a virtual office. However, these teams can still work together despite the distance and quickly collaborate on projects.
The distance could even mean some teams work in different countries or continents. Video conferences will cover that gap and make it easy to get things done.
4. Builds collaboration tools
Many video conferencing platforms provide more than just an audiovisual feed. They come with extra tools like screen sharing, real-time collaboration, and others for greater efficiency. These tools make the workflow more streamlined. It is possible to even remotely fix a software issue on a colleague’s computer or guide them while seeing what they are doing in real-time. These collaboration tools improve efficiency gains.
For a startup that can only rent virtual office, you can still get the most out of team members. They can work from their preferred locations and still achieve most of the things they would be doing in a physical office.
5. Creates attendance gains
Physical meetings are tricky. Sometimes, coordinating them means locking out some people who cannot be present physically. Virtual meetings solve this problem by picking the most favorable time. People who would have missed because of being away can attend virtually.
The attendance is much better when the attendance does not have to be in person. Your organization will have better room for deliberation with more excellent attendance, and you waste less time organizing multiple meetings to cater to everyone.