Video conferencing increases productivity
Video conferencing has become undeniably important to our professional lives. For many companies, video collaboration is an important part of their overall strategy and has helped to transform how they do business. Video conferencing helps to bring colleagues, partners and customers together, irrespective of distance.
Research undertaken by Lifesize aimed at learning how video conferencing is impacting professional lives has uncovered some head turning statistics. Fifteen questions and 140 respondents later, new light has been shed on the multiple ways video conferencing increases productivity, engagement and more, and how it has truly influenced the professional work environment. In order to ensure the research wasn’t biased, it has been compared with industry research to corroborate the findings against their benchmarks.
The findings have been grouped into three categories: The Individual impact video conferencing has on the user, The Workplace where users interact together, and The Ex(ec)pectations of upper management.
We all know how it feels to have an overwhelming to do list and an underwhelming amount of time in a day. This isn’t helped by the fact that we all spend an average of 38 hours a year sitting in traffic. All of that wasted time could be spent finishing projects, liaising with team members, winning new clients or literally anything other than sitting in a car. This is where video conferencing can help.
With social media slowly chipping away at our social skills, face-to-face communication is now more important than ever for maintaining relationships with our peers in the real world. Video conferencing is proven to strengthen relationships with our colleagues, while enhancing productivity and engagement, whether in the office or from home.
Video conferencing proves popular with executives due to it being cost effective and user-friendly. Simply put, the technology makes good business sense.