Overcome virtual meeting challenges

Thursday, May 20 2010

Companies are increasingly turning to video and web conferencing solutions to connect them with businesses partners, remote workers and prospective clients around the globe. As the trend of virtual meetings spreads, it's important for business executives to ensure it remains an effective alternative to face-to-face contact.

Luckily for business owners, The Daily Finance reports, some helpful insight on virtual meeting efficacy is on the way. The source says that communications management firm RW3 will offer tips for strategically training workers to use video conferencing solutions at the upcoming American Society for Training & Development conference in Chicago.

One suggestion is for business executives to rotate the times of their virtual meetings. The Daily Finance claims that this will help teams working across different time zones avoid the frustration of inconvenient meeting times and alternating schedules.

Charlene Soloman, executive president of RW3 and coauthor of the study The Challenges of Working in Virtual Teams, believes web conferencing is still a top way for executives to interact. She told the source, "I'm convinced that barriers that impede work can be overcome."

This will likely be good news for many entrepreneurs who have invested in web conferencing solutions this year. According to Wainhouse Research, the video conferencing industry is poised to be a $2 billion market this year.ADNFCR-3295-ID-19791268-ADNFCR