Video Conferencing in Distributed Workforce
To compete in today’s global economy, companies of all sizes need the ability to quickly gather the best talent for projects at hand, regardless if they are in Boston or Bangalore.
NVideo™ solutions for the distributed workforce make it easy to connect remote teams and teleworkers, transforming their everyday smartphones, tablets and PCs into a virtual workspace for high-quality video communication and productive collaboration.
What does the modern workplace look like? Is it row upon row of cubicles and modular workstations? Or is it perhaps a more open-flow office plan with shared workspace environments that encourage greater collaboration? In reality the answer is neither as technology has dramatically improved the efficiency of remote employees over the last decade, giving rise to the concept of a distributed workforce.
What is the Distributed Workforce ?The distributed workforce is a legion of external/remote employees who can convert coffee shops, park benches, an airport, a hotel room, or anywhere with a WiFi connection into their office space. In the infographic below, we look at the role that video plays in ensuring efficiency and productivity throughout the distributed workforce. Video meetups can build trust and engagement by fostering regular communication and a platform for establishing timelines and responsibilities amongst individuals working as part of a group from different locations.
Video Meetups Build Trust And Engagement
How can managers enhance the engagement of distributed employees who works at a different time and place ?
- Support highly participative approaches to establishing distributed work environments.
- Define and disseminate formal policies and procedures for distributed work.
- Develop formal agreements about regular interaction ( e.g., schedule web conferences regularly and be clear about your expectations of them).
Video Allows Employees To Connect Remotely
Through video collaboration tools ( video conferencing and collaboration platforms ) distributed work teams can:
- Meet face-to-face
- Share content and documents
- Create virtual co-working environments that allow them to huddle, and brainstorm
- Advance projects in real-time
Video Can Reduce Total Operational Costs
Labor-related costs represent 70% of an organization's total costs of operation and video can reduce the cost of:
- Travel and entertainment
- Office space
- Downtime ( due to sick-leave, family emergencies, etc. )
Percentage of organizations that have a remote workforce: 84%
Businesses are undergoing a fundamental change today. In the past few years, cost reduction and cost management have been the focus. While no one expects this to change, there is growing need to increase value and drive growth through enhanced productivity. As a result, it is critical that businesses deploy collaboration technologies that drive sustainable growth and productivity gains; foster innovation; and build agile and globally responsive organizations. Video conferencing will play a critical role in empowering the high-performance workplace of tomorrow. It is helping businesses get battle-ready for the demands placed by today’s complex, competitive and economic challenges. There has never been a greater need or a better time to start
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