One of the best features to come from a more collaborative workspace is video conferencing. With more interactive technology and better broadband services, video conferences became the foremost way to include other members of your team in your meetings, especially when not everyone is able to be in the same physical location.
Integrating video conferencing into your regularly scheduled meetings comes with many benefits. Here are some ways the it can help improve your business.
Reduced travel costs
The first benefit is the most obvious. If you can video conference into your meeting, you do not have to worry about additional expenses that team members, who regularly are not inside your normal office, whether they work from home or frequently travel for business, might accrue traveling to be a part of your meeting in person.
Prevents meeting delays
Someone running behind from a previous appointment who won’t be able to get to the conference room in time? No need to wait for them to arrive, go ahead and just conference them into the meeting from afar. Keeping your meetings starting and stopping on time are integral to your productivity.
Bring in more experts and trainers
When you need an expert’s opinion on a topic or need to hold staff training on a specialized subject, video conferencing allows you to bring in additional people to help your team without worrying about traveling expenses. Video also allows your team to visually follow what an expert or trainer might teach, instead of just listening, especially when the training is more hands-on.
When you are able to pool every member of your team into a single conference call, you no longer have to wait until you talk to the people who couldn’t make it. With everyone able to converse, no matter their physical location, your team can make those final decisions faster.
Expand your customer service opportunities
Video conferencing does not just benefit meetings; it can also greatly benefit your success with your clients. Call in to walk your customers through any support assistance they might require. Or give demonstrations over the video conference on how your product works and what it can be used for. That extra push to provide better service improves your company’s brand and reputation all across the board.