Video conferencing is growing in popularity in accordance with remote work trends

Tuesday, August 23 2011

Video conferencing used to be so unbelievably expensive that even the largest corporations found it inefficient to install. The quality of video wasn't quite right and not enough organizations were able to obtain the technology to make it the norm in any industry.

Today, with remote work teams being trusted with more projects, the use of video conferencing increased. Advances in this technology have given even the smallest businesses the ability to leverage high quality video at an affordable price. This opportunity allows organizations of any size to hire and outsource projects while still maintaining an high level of connectivity to its workers.

Video conferencing allows a company to continue to be an effective force in any industry, even if core member rarely meet face-to-face. The software can be easily installed on most personal computers and allows team members to engage in a personal way while outside of the office.

Beyond being able to collaborate more easily with coworkers, video conferencing offers methods for managing remote staff members. In the past, hiring employees to work out of the office presented new challenges in holding workers accountable to deadlines and for projects. The introduction of video conferencing addresses that issue as managers can check-up on workers daily in an interactive setting.