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Convincing colleagues about Video Conferencing
For some of us we are convinced that Video Conferencing is an easy and efficient way of communication, but it only works if you can convince others to use it as well, otherwise you are sitting in a virtual meeting room on your own.
One of the issues with Video Conferencing is that people don't necessarily like to try new things, and can use negative experiences of Video Conferencing from the past to rationalise why they are not willing to try Cloud Video Conferencing today
At CeeLab we are convinced that the new Cloud Video Conferencing is not like Video Conferencing of the past; in the past Video Conferencing was for the techy in the business. Now, with new Cloud Video Conferencing it is for everyone, but you have to persuade others in the team that it is a good idea to give it a go, here are some tips to try:
1. Emphasise the flexibility
Whilst I write this article I am working from my home office, there is no need to go into the office today as I am completely connected to the office through Cloud Video Conferencing and so if I need to talk to someone I can connect to them through CeeLab powered by Videxio, this will save me time today as I will avoid the commute to and from the office, also it means I can be at home for a important package that it arriving today. I will still go to the office this week, but with Cloud Video Conferencing not being in the office doesn't mean I’m not working and I am still able to remotely attend important meetings.
2. Less need to travel
In the morning I speak to my colleagues in Norway, in the evening I speak to my colleagues in California, during the day I speak to my colleagues elsewhere in the UK; what this says is that you don't have to travel to meet colleagues you can have excellent face-to-face meetings with colleagues in real time though the power of Cloud Video Conferencing.
3. Videoconferencing is more efficient than being there
Once you factor in the time and cost of traveling to any remote meeting then Cloud Video Conferencing wins hands-down. Everyone loves the face-to-face meeting, but whilst an entire afternoon can be used for getting to and from a meeting; the entire meeting is over in 60 minute if it is held online as there is no time or cost when all delegates can attend from their smart devices.
4. Cloud video conferencing will give you a more connected team
There is always someone who can't make a meeting because they are traveling or must be off-site that day, but if you have a Cloud Video Conferencing system in place you can remove one of the barrier to having a quick 30-minute team chat as the colleague can join in remotely. Once this becomes part of the regular workflows one of the frustrations of having one guy who in never available goes away.
5. Cloud Video Conferencing is simple to use
Cloud Video Conferencing is not the Video Conferencing of the past, we have gone beyond a technology built by engineers for other engineers, we are in a post-consumer world where ease of use has been built into Cloud Video Conferencing.
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Remote workers give a business advantage
One of CeeLab's biggest users of Cloud Video Conferencing has remote workers in:
- Horten, Norway
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- Wolverhampton, United Kingdon
- Napa, CA USA
They have plans to expand this to São Paulo Brazil. There are two questions which are 'why such a dispersed team and how do you manage such an organization?'
WHY A DISPERSED TEAM?
The unexpected fact is that if you have small globally dispersed team then the business opportunities that open up are and are discovered are much more than if all these people were located in one central office.
The philosophy is that most business opportunities exist outside of the company and they occur across the globe; therefore if you have a majority of your team in one location in one office then the team is efficient at internal communication, but the rate of external communication to the rest of the word goes down, because the team becomes inward facing when packed together in one office.
If the team is remote from one another then people change their habits and face outward from the organization and interact with other people around them, therefore increasing the sphere of influence of the buisness, and discovering business opportunities that are regio-specific, not necessarily in the public domain or in the local language.
HOW TO MANAGE A DISPERSED TEAM?
People interact by: seeing, speaking, hearing and showing. Therefore you need a means of communication that allows multiple people from multiple sites to communicate as if they were in an office showing and discussing with colleagues what they are working on.
Our client uses our Cloud Video Conferencing Technology, CeeCloud powered by Videxio, to allow the dispersed team to have to peer-to-peer real time conversations or to host larger team collaborative meetings, with everyone across the globe able to join in.
New CeeLab Account Manager
CeeLab is delighted to welcome Pavel to the CeeLab UK Customer Experience Team.
Pavel brings an experience of customer support, taking people from initial engagement with Cloud Video Conferencing through to being regular and satisfied users of Cloud Video Conferencing.
Pavel is located in Cambridge UK.
If you have any questions regarding Video Conferencing and Cloud Video Conferencing please don't hesitate to contact us at CeeLab.
CeeLab is delighted to be exhibiting at the Hertfordshire B2B Exhibition on the 7 June 2018.
CeeLab is committed to delivering high performance video conferencing technology across Hertfordshire and so we are looking forward to meeting other Hertfordshire businesses at the expo.
If you are a business in the Hertfordshire area and are looking for a Video Conferencing Solution then please don't hesitate to contact us.