With remote work becoming the new norm for many businesses around the globe, video conferencing keeps teams connected.
Businesses have gone remote and teams from all over the world are working from home to keep their mission going strong. Now, more than ever, we can imagine a future where the commute to work is no longer necessary, and virtual teams can connect through video chat instead of always having to be there in person.
Fortunately, technology companies have built the necessary tools to keep remote businesses online and virtual teams connected while they work from home. One of the main tools businesses use for remote work is video conferencing, and when it comes to communicating face-to-face, it's as close to being there in person as you're going to get.
Face-to-face communication builds trust and transparency between employees and is more efficient than phone calls and email. Remote businesses need a reliable combination of communication tools like team messaging and video conferencing to make quick decisions and problem-solve in real-time while they work from home.
Here are 3 ways video conferencing can transform how your business works from home
1. Pair video conferencing with team messaging
Video conferencing can help get your message across more clearly and quicker than email, but virtual teams and remote businesses can't rely on video conferencing alone. With employees scattered across different teams, different departments, and even different time zones—Flock has offices in Boston, Mumbai, and Bengaluru—businesses need an all-in-one solution that combines video conferencing and instant messaging that keeps teams in sync and connected.
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Communication becomes disjointed and inefficient when you switch back and forth between email, phone calls, and text messaging. It's just not sustainable. Cut down on the cumbersome context switching by bringing your whole team together in Channels on Flock, and supplement your messaging with video conferencing. If you record a video, team members can reference it later in Channels to make sure nothing slips through the cracks—especially for team members who couldn't make it, this is a great way to bring them up to speed.
2. Video conferencing lets you communicate and collaborate from anywhere in the world
The rise of remote work has allowed collaboration and creativity to go global. On any given project, you may be working with experts from around the world. Fortunately, virtual team meetings enable you to work together no matter where you are. Many companies can save tens—if not hundreds—of thousands of dollars in unnecessary travel expenses by using a remote tool like video conferencing to connect virtual teams. That's a huge boost to the bottom line and employees will thank you for the convenience and flexibility of being able to work from home.
3. Video conferencing lets you have more meaningful conversations with remote coworkers
It's easy to misread or misinterpret someone's tone over email or text, but body language and facial expressions on a video call can help gauge responses and prevent massive miscommunication and misunderstanding. With group video conferencing, participants are able to read social cues more effectively, ensure that everyone is on the same page and participate in deeper, more meaningful conversations.
When virtual teams are more comfortable with each other and aligned, they're able and more willing to actively participate in conversations happening across the company. Maintaining quality relationships with employees while they work from home can make everyone more secure with their work, which also makes them happier and more productive.
It's official: video conferencing for business saves time and money. It helps business stay connected and facilitates more engaging conversations between employees. Ultimately, it helps teams achieve their business goals more quickly and easily, at significantly lower costs.
Business communication and collaboration tools like Flock have in-built video-conferencing tools that help teams stay connected. What are you waiting for?