Videoconferencing is an indispensable tool for geographically dispersed and distributed teams to meet and collaborate. It has changed the dynamics of pitching marketing proposals, presenting sales reports, and interviewing top talents in ways no one has imagined.
In a world where face-to-face interaction is meaningful yet not plausible all the time, the next most practical form of communication happens on-screen.
And the tilt toward videoconferencing, audioconferencing, etc. is hardly surprising as more organizations and individuals learn toward the “work anywhere” arrangement. Global Workplace Analytics published these latest telecommuting trends on its website:
- About 4.7 million people, constituting 3.4 percent of the US workforce, work from home at least half the time.
- Forty (40) percent more employers offered flexible workplace options, as compared to five years ago.
A separate report from Lifesize reveals that its respondents have taken video calls at their home office, coworking space, coffee shop, bedroom, and airport.
Indeed, videoconferencing presents a flexible and convenient way to stay connected, but it is not without glitches.
There’s the internet speed, the background noise, especially in public areas, and the technical difficulties. Anyone who has been on a videoconference has met their fair share of issues.
While you can say that certain factors are beyond your control, like an intermittent Wi-Fi signal, bad-quality video calls are simply a waste of time and productivity.
Against this backdrop, you can turn to this infographic to teach you the ways of setting up your videoconference like any professional would in the corporate setting.
You will come to realize that you have the power to improve the quality of the virtual meeting, from the equipment to the internet connection.
Take advantage of an upgraded videoconferencing setup to give yourself and your team the most convenient time to see one another clearly and communicate effectively.