It is becoming increasingly popular, whether by choice or necessity, for individuals to work over the internet from their own homes.
This has necessitated a rather unique approach for these individuals to keep abreast of work schedules and the like without traveling to far flung places for conferences or meetings.
Teleconferencing was born out of the need for faster, more efficient, use of time and resources. Along with the teleconferencing though came several negative aspects of working from home.
If video conferencing is not being used, the participant will not be able to have that face-to-face kind of meeting whereby a lot can be construed by something as simple as body language. This could make it a lot harder to get your point over to just a voice on the other end of the phone line.
Home-workers can also be distracted whilst joining in with a conference. If you had a complaining child and a burst pipe on one hand, and a conference call on the other, which one takes priority?
But don’t be put off by teleconferencing. There are many advantages to being able to attend meetings from your own home office.
No more wasted time waiting in traffic jams or busy airports. No more nights away from home in faceless hotel rooms waiting for other delegates who may have been delayed.
Teleconferencing is an extremely precious tool in today’s busy world. Used wisely it can bring together many intelligent, inventive individuals, saving on costs and increasing productivity.