The onset of a global health crisis with the COVID-19 outbreak in the latter part of 2019 and early 2020 completely changed the global landscape. Businesses found themselves forced to operate remotely, necessitating alternative communication methods that could allow effective collaboration in a remote work environment.
Video conferencing saw a meteoric rise as a result of the pandemic. It has transformed from being an optional innovation in the pre-pandemic era to becoming an essential business tool for the business world today.
Traditionalists who prefer in-person work environments might be wondering how many companies use video conferencing. Video conferencing saw a 535% rise in daily traffic in 2020, with Zoom the most popular solution for businesses worldwide. The beginning of 2021 saw Zoom being downloaded around 38 million times, reflecting on the vital role in facilitating video conferencing for the modern business world.
Today, we will discuss a few reasons video conferencing is necessary in the business world and identify a viable method to integrate this communication channel into your business processes.
3 Reasons Your Business Needs To Adopt Video Conferencing
1. Boosts The Speed Of Business
Various technological innovations have boosted productivity and efficiency over the years. The business world is constantly looking for more avenues to help their processes become more efficient. Video conferencing is the latest innovation driving efficiency for businesses by replacing the need for most business travel. Organizations can have face-to-face meetings immediately regardless of distance.
2. Promotes Better Work-Life Balance
People spend a considerable amount of time commuting to and from work. With a growing number of motorists on the road, traveling to work each day becomes a time-taking process. It takes longer and longer for people to get to and come back home from work, adding to their daily stress and disrupting their work-life balance.
Video conferencing promotes better collaboration in a remote work environment. Employees can continue working effectively from home while significantly reducing the time and money spent on their daily commute. It promotes a better work-life balance and increases productivity.
3. Ensures Business Continuity
Whether it is a natural disaster like a fire, flood or hurricane, or a global health crisis, as evidenced by the pandemic, businesses are at risk of unnecessary downtime. Video conferencing has become an integral part of business continuity plans. It mitigates the effects of these rare events by allowing better communication without the limitations of in-person work under these circumstances.
The benefits of adopting video conferencing for your business operations allow you to adapt to the evolving workplace, improve your business speed, make work-life balance better for businesses and the workforce, and ensure business continuity.
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