Technology is changing the face of business. We’re more connected than ever and the impact of location on growing companies is easily remedied. Cost-effective solutions mean more businesses can afford to expand across the nation or globe, while boosting productivity using the latest technology.
With video conferencing no distance is too far. Branches, offices and staff can connect from different counties or even continents. So it’s no surprise we’re seeing a rise in remote workforces and management.
Research by recruitment firm Reed found a third of UK employees are now managed remotely. Video conferencing and other network solutions take distance out of the equation and free businesses to go further.
As your business expands, the more demanding it becomes. New branches put travel time and expenses between your workforces, while overseas offices throw international travel into the mix. Some journeys just have to be made. But with video conferencing you can avoid the unnecessary. Managing branches, holding meetings and training staff can all be done from afar. And as more businesses spread their wings, it’s the only viable option.
Remote managers can be in more than one place at the same time. Video conferencing means managers can hold meetings with any number of branches at once. Entire teams of staff can be trained, regardless of location. While new clients and business partners are mere video conference away.
The most important result is a more productive network for inter-company communication. Business meetings, training staff and client liaisons become more effective on a larger scale. But factor in the time and money remote management saves businesses and you can see why more companies are buying into video conference technology.
It’s not just remote managers who are on the increase. More businesses are turning to remote workforces to ramp up productivity and remove the limits of location. With video conferencing remote workers can connect and collaborate, while managers can guide their remote teams from anywhere.
You can video conference on any iOS or Android device, PC or Mac via email invitation – without the need for additional hardware or software. No extra bandwidth is required either, as the service is cloud hosted. While you can rely on a secure connection, knowing your video conference runs on the same port as mobile banking services. Remote workers and management staff can connect anytime, from anywhere.
For remote working in collaboration, data sharing is another essential. With data conferencing you can share data between any PC, Mac or iPad. Remote workers can take control of the software, view and share data, as well as make notes – all of which can be saved and sent by email.