Video conferencing is a great way to start work-life balance initiatives. It allows far-flung employees to hold meetings and communicate with each other in real time. While it has many applications, video conferencing is most useful for training and one-on-one conversations that would otherwise require a lot of travel. The cost savings are apparent, but there are also other benefits:
- Increased employee satisfaction
- more control over individual schedules
- better office environments
- and, of course, improving their work-life balance.
Using video conferencing as a standard office productivity business, too, is a great way to start. It connects employees, regardless of location, remotely, on a work site, or from home. The benefit of video conferencing is its versatility. Video conferencing can be used for training, meetings, live demos, one-on-one conversations, face-to-face sales, and a wide variety of presentations.
We have seen all the major video conferencing platforms integrating their products into standard productivity tools over the past few years because it is only one communication method. Voice, single-person chat, group chat, discussion boards, virtual meetings, recording meetings, sharing documents, and much more are all becoming integrated within these video conferencing platforms.
Zoom and Microsoft Teams have continued to expand their service offerings and applications beyond introductory video conferencing to create a full suite of productivity tools spanning the whole organization.
As the platforms expand, they also support “how we work” today. For many companies, work-from-home is an attractive employee benefit. Additionally, work-from-home policies allow companies to expand who they can hire. The challenge for these companies is having a trustworthy collaboration platform that enhances work, not creates more work.
We believe both Zoom and Microsoft Teams, along with such companies as RingCentral, are leading these initiatives. It may appear we only sell products for meeting spaces, but we are much more than that. We help companies design innovative office technologies, regardless of location, for their employees. We work with Zoom, RingCentral, and Microsoft (along with other companies) to stay ahead of the technology “curve” – we can design technology solutions that match your needs today and will grow with you as both your company and technologies evolve.
We can help you with the following:
- Zoom Licensing and Services, including Zoom One
- RingCentral Services
- Technology Reviews (for updating or transitioning from older platforms)
- Design, implementation, and support for all your Smart Office Technologies