By Mike Economou
Workforce evolves, and the number of remote offices and remote workers is increasing. IT professionals struggle to keep up with the demands. Now, the cloud of COVID-19 is hanging over many CIO’s heads. They find that the need for on-going communication is essential, but their systems weren’t set up to facilitate this – but not for the lack of trying.
Video conferencing was always touted as the future of work. For this reason, many CIOs have tried to get their company’s support for implementing remote working tools to support business functions.
Some have not gotten the buy-in they needed. But this current crisis has shown what many CIOs have been preaching – you need systems in place of the unplanned situations that can hinder workforce productivity.
Video conferencing capability is an asset
With the rapid transformation to work from home over February and March 2020, video conferencing platforms have been giving discounts to allow companies to transition to remote working quickly. But, we’ve been helping business leverage these tools for remote offices for years.
Video conferencing is a valuable tool in any business arsenal. It is especially important when you manage remote offices and have customers across the world, as most of our clients do. They already understand the benefits of online video conferencing.
Benefits of Video Conferencing
· Reduces the need for business travel
With the increase in remote work, the need for business travel could have increased as well. But, video conferencing has negated that need to only specific circumstances. For example, yes, we know when you’re assessing a call center site, you will need to take a trip. But, you can do most of your other meetings remotely.
· Increases productivity
Employees are more engaged with video conferencing. It improves team productivity when you have teams in different locations.
· Better employee retention
When you can support remote workers, you help employees maintain a better work-life balance. This is important for employee retention and keeping a low churn rate. Video conferencing, which part of a suite of tools that enable remote work, helps you in that process.
Real-time video conferencing with WebRTC
When you operate in a high-risk environment with critical communication needs, you require a platform that supports business in a secure environment. Video conferencing through WebRTC helps you with that process.
· You need high-quality video conferencing services
With how quickly technology changes, it’s no longer only about being accessible. It’s also about the quality of that accessibility. So, as your CIOs know, video conference quality is essential. Quality is not only about communication but to also showcase your business as being on the cutting edge of technological advancements.
· Video conferencing is more than just meetings
When you manage a remote team, employees feel more connected when they can engage with each other. Where face-to-face communication isn’t possible, video conferencing fills that void. So, consider your video conferencing tools as more than meeting facilitators. They are also employee engagement tools.
· You want a competitive advantage
Your video conferencing capabilities can give you a advantage over your competitors. With the right platform, affordable facilities, optimization for productivity, you can lead your field in the delivery of your services.
Want to maintain effective communication with your remote team?
Schedule a demo of our web-based video conferencing and communication systems. You will see how quickly and easily you can incorporate video conferencing in your business.
You’ll also see how affordable our solutions are. And why they stand the test of time, despite the many apps and platforms that spring up daily offering video conferencing capabilities.
Ohiya Networks- Senior Engineer