How video conferencing can save your workforce time and money

Posted on 13th August 2019 under Blog.

There were days when businesses used to operate within confined boundaries. Today, geographical restrictions are diminished with businesses going an extra mile to grab the attention of customers across the UK and beyond. All thanks to the advancement in technology and the forever growing need for visual collaboration and video conferencing that is here to stay.

Connecting the communication dots for higher productivity

Not just virtual meetings on mobile devices, but group conferences through dedicated video conferencing rooms is also a common trend now. While millennial workers look for flexible work opportunities like work from home and freelancing, businesses need to cater to the requests and concerns of diversely-located customers in real time. Fortunately, with video conferencing technology, your company can bid goodbye to hefty business travelling bills and reach out to their clients and customers on a virtual platform. As employees spend less time on travelling, they can focus more towards fulfilling client demands and achieving sales conversion targets.

High quality video conferencing for all your workforce

Your team can take advantage of high-quality visuals and audio to interact with one another internally or between separate offices – holding meetings, interviews or conference calls without wasting time or money away from their work environment. Benefiting the business by saving money and staffs time, allowing them to achieve more in an average work day.

There are many different ways and devices team members can use to video call. For example, there are VoIP handsets such as the iPECS LIP 9071 – which have a built-in camera and screen, making video calling even easier for a desk worker.

Use of video conferencing beyond special occasions

According to PGI, 66% of job candidates would opt for video-enabled interviews rather than wasting their time in travelling to the office of a prospective employer.

Today’s top companies are not using video conferencing solutions just for traditional virtual meetings. Video conferencing software is used to improve the productivity of employees, and help them do more work with efficiency. From conducting impromptu discussion sessions with co-workers to meeting face-to-face with bosses at headquarters, video conferencing empowers employees to collaborate and achieve bigger goals together.

This tool can be further used for reviewing marketing campaigns and software prototypes by decision makers. The screen sharing feature of advanced video conversing solutions makes it possible to circulate designs for review without any hassle of attaching files and sending emails.

Moreover, video conferencing is increasingly being used across departments to streamline different business processes. While HR professionals can use video conferencing to approach great hires and filter out unqualified candidates in the first round of screening, sales teams can rely on it for connecting face to face with prospects and offering dynamic demonstrations.

Virtual reality will take video conferencing even further

Traditional video conferencing allows participants to view one another onto their screens, and interact with them while keeping their eyes at the level of camera. This standard format of traditional virtual meetings is likely to become more interactive with virtual reality coming into action. With the use of HoloLens technology, participants can interact with the person sitting on their left by looking at a hologram in the same direction, and vice versa. A virtual environment can be created where there are no chances of missed eye contacts.

HoloLens combines the experience of both virtual and augmented reality to create an impression that all participants are sitting together in the same room. So, with the advent of virtual reality, businesses don’t need to spend any more on business travelling. They can connect with their prospects from a central location using HoloLens technology.

These trends are set to change the way businesses are going to collaborate via video conferencing solutions in the time to come. With the incessant evolution in technology, those days are not far when video conferencing would become a norm.