COVID-19 has enforced social distancing and self-isolation to protect ourselves and others. Web conferencing provides a way to stay in touch with work colleagues and loved ones, enabling those vital connections that are paramount to our work productivity and personal wellbeing.
Web conferencing also comes to the fore in specific industries such as healthcare. The ability for doctors and allied health professionals to provide consultations via web conferencing allows for patient reviews and removes the need for additional trips to a busy surgery or practise. Read more about Unified Communications for healthcare here
Web conferencing allows you to work from a home office and still meet with your boss, staff or clients over the web. This can reduce commuting time, cut down on office costs and increase productivity. For example, a staff member who has a sick child might be able to make a big meeting even if he or she has to stay home for the day.
Traveling, whether domestic or international, always has a financial impact on your business. Constantly having to pay for air tickets, hotel accommodations and parking tolls can exhaust funds and resources. Also, when a vital person in your business has to travel, you are left shorthanded, possibly for days.
Web conferencing reduces the need for travel. Personal or face-to-face meetings can be conducted through the web, with participants dialing in from locations around the world. Flight cancellations, airport delays, traffic jams, and other transportation issues will no longer be reasons or excuses for missing out on meetings and conferences.