Coronavirus and Climate Change may Make Conference Calls the New Normal

Introduction

In these times when Coronavirus is dominating the headlines, we’re all having to reconsider the fundamental way that we do business in this globalised world. Most of us have been working from home and shall continue to do so until the virus has passed. We’re also having to cut down on unnecessary business trips and meetings if we’re truly serious about cutting back on our carbon emissions and reducing the risk of exposure to the virus.

The days of casually jumping on a train or plane to go somewhere for a meeting that’s not urgent are coming to an end. Businesses will need to fully embrace audio and video conferencing as the usual way of doing business and cut back on employees attending often unnecessary and unproductive meetings.

Here at Remark Group we have years of experience in dealing with audio and video conferencing, we have put together some benefits of each technology to help you navigate your way through the changeover.

Benefits of Audio Conferencing

Audio conferencing is not as popular as its partner in crime, video conferencing, but we’re put together some benefits for you to see how it is a great form of communication in its own way.

Quick and Easy

Audio conferences need only basic telephone technology that is already known to us; a clear telephone line and sound equipment. When you sign up for an audio conference, the conferencing provider hosts a conference bridge, and all the participants have to do is dial into the bridge with the number and PIN. This technology is extremely easy to use and can be operated by laymen too.

Conference anywhere, anytime

Teleconferencing is extremely convenient. It saves precious time that is lost in travel as it can be conducted from almost anywhere; be it your office or even your home. The participants can dial in from landlines or mobiles.

Cost effective

It is a very cost-effective tool. Audio conferencing is a practical alternative to business travel. Frequent business travel can be very expensive considering the travel and accommodation costs for all the employees or business partners who need to participate in a meeting or a seminar.

Benefits of Video Conferencing

The most popular form of communication at the moment, video conferencing has numerous benefits to back up this statement.

Reduced Travel Time and Costs

The oldest recognised benefit of video conferencing is reduced travel time and expenses. The ability for managers, internal teams, and IT personnel to be in client meetings or solve issues without leaving their offices can help drive business productivity. Providing video capacity for your customers can create a competitive offering.

Improved communication

Video conferencing provides a fast and secure way to communicate with your teams. As businesses grow with employees, teams and customers based across the country or world, the ability to have clear communication becomes paramount. Increasing the use of virtual meetings means everyone in the team can benefit from a structured video conferencing where body language, tone of voice and visual cues aren’t missed.

Increased productivity

Video conferencing software not only creates a more collaborative meeting culture in your organization, it’s a foundation for enabling today’s digital workforce. Video meetings help teams maintain human connections, irrespective of physical location,

What’s next?

Remark Group are experts in audio visual technologies, including video and audio conferencing. We take pride in the fact that every job and business need different requirements, so work with them to provide the best solution for them.

Choosing the right solution for your business can often be the trickiest part, you can take a look at our article on deciding the best video conferencing solution for your business here, and you can also get in touch with our expert audio visual team to discuss your needs in further details here.