Talk and Vision Blog
Recently Cisco published the results of a study she conducted in collaboration with Redshift Research, among 1300 young executives worldwide. Through this study, Cisco wanted to gain insight into the attitude of young managers in relation to video.
Every day, numbers of virtual meetings take place, using videoconferencing technology. The technology allows employees to plan meetings regardless of time, location or device. One can actively share content during the virtual meeting, for example computer images and/or the input of an external camera.
Working in isolation is a non-existent in all organizations today, whether you are in a large or small enterprise. Managing and connecting with people inside and outside of your business is as vital today as it has been since humankind came into existence. Without collaboration and cooperation, your business would not survive.
When we think about The New Way of Working (NWW) we usually think about flexible work, home working, reducing costs because of fewer needed workplaces, etc. But NWW goes beyond that. If we only take the technological approach, we lose sight of an important point. This point concerns people and their needs: How can we enable people to properly work together at a distance?
As a result of the New Way of Working, organisations allow their employees to work anywhere regardless of their location. At the office, at the client or at home. More and more organisations see the added value of the New Way of Working. There are different reasons for this:
Video conferencing is quickly becoming a core component of the 21st century’s workplace experience, leaving IT departments with a growing challenge: video, which historically was a convenience and not a mission-critical technology, is not a core competency for IT.
For many years, traveling was the only means that could enable businesses to have face-to-face interactions with clients. Though these meetings were necessary to leverage new opportunities, they brought about many challenges for the business. Improvements in technology led to the introduction of video communications, as a solution to some of these challenges. This technology has improved with time, in terms of ease of use, availability, quality, and sharing capabilities.