The MetLife slogan asks, "have you met my life today?" Now, the company is showing clients and employees it understands they lead busy lives by embracing video conferencing software, reports Computerworld.
The insurance giant believes this move is good for the company. It reduces the amount of time employees spend in airports and improves workers’ quality of life by keeping them closer to their families. It also saves the company countless dollars in travel costs each year.
Moreover, the switch is good for the clients. It allows them to meet face-to-face with sales representatives from the convenience of their offices without interrupting the workday.
Anthony Nugent, executive vice president of employee benefits at MetLife, thinks this is a win-win situation. "Flying out of Boston for a meeting when I was 20 sounded great," but video conferencing respects the employee’s time. Plus, it works better for clients. Nugent told Computerworld, "if we can give a person the effectiveness of being there and then be home with his family, it’s two wins."
According to a report for Vator News, experts believe the video conferencing market will undergo exponential growth in the next five years. With the rise of high-definition, easy-to-use, affordable tools, video conferencing solutions may soon be the status quo for meeting important clients.