Video conferencing: Boosting overall productivity?

Monday, May 10 2010

Companies around the globe ask employees to participate in workshops to enhance their performance. But what if staff could attend international workshops without ever leaving their desks?

NSW Industrial Relations is joining the growing number of companies who are adopting web conferencing tools to increase opportunities for workers around the world, reports Network World.

The company offers workshops to its own global employees, and the adoption of web conferencing tools will help them deliver these training sessions to all staff without incurring travel costs.

The source says NSW IR officials expect the web conferencing will enable presenters to reach more locations at a better value. They also anticipate the tool can be used internally by regional offices to promote productivity with staff meetings. Executives claim this will cut time out of workdays, and using these tools in the office will reduce costs associated with renting conference spaces.

"Such training could include information literacy skills, instruction in new software applications, or teaching on the new national industrial relations system," NSW IR officials claim, according to Network World. says an emerging trend with web conferencing is using the tools for improved collaboration among workers. The source says companies - like NSW - are using web conferencing to connect workers with each other almost as much as with clients.ADNFCR-3295-ID-19774449-ADNFCR