With many employees working remotely, virtual meetings have become a vital component for connecting and communicating with team members from various locations. Virtual meetings are now more important than ever—as you can meet and collaborate with colleagues and clients from virtually anywhere and promote health and safety for participants. Virtual meetings offer a range of benefits that help to increase engagement, productivity, inclusivity, and cost savings. Read below for the pros of virtual meetings and how they help to improve organizational team efficiency.
Virtual meetings are very helpful for increasing employee engagement. Screen sharing capabilities promote engagement as you can incorporate captivating visual elements into a presentation or demonstrate a digital tutorial. Employees are more likely to be engaged if visual elements are included during the virtual meeting.
Organizations are always looking for ways to increase employee productivity. With virtual meetings, you can schedule shorter and more effective virtual meetings—allowing for greater productivity of used time. In-person meetings can be dragged out while trying to cover various topics, while virtual meetings are time-efficient for shorter and concise meetings. Decision-making and next step processes are also boosted with the better use of time.
At times, it can be difficult to align employee schedules for in-person meetings. Virtual meetings provide inclusivity and flexibility as you can connect from virtually anywhere with the use of a reliable device.
Virtual meetings provide employees with the access to meet and tune in from virtually anywhere. This helps to lower operating costs as organizations can save on travel expenses, accommodations, refreshments/catering, etc.
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A VR headset is a device that provides a virtual reality experience for the user. Virtual reality headsets are popularly used for video games but can also be used for simulators and trainers. Many think this device can only be used for gaming-related purposes—but think again! With the integration of technology use in the workplace, there is a push for the use of innovative technology to enhance work environments, employee productivity and team building. Read below for ways to incorporate virtual reality into the workplace.
VR can be used to make the onboarding process more fun and interactive. This will help to improve employees’ positive perspectives on their job and the organization they work for. VR can also provide a virtual experience for what their job may look like. This can help attract more qualified and desirable candidates.
VR can provide a safe space simulation for workers to engage in. For example, VR can help train first responders in helping them to resolve dangerous situations without putting their lives at risk. This technology will allow the workers to evaluate their mistakes and learn to cope with real-life events.
VR allows employees from different departments of the business to collaborate in a virtual space from anywhere. The virtual space further provides a platform for teams to work and complete projects in a quick timeframe while reducing travelling and hardware costs.
VR provides employees with the opportunity to engage in unique immersive experiences while allowing them to build stronger working connections from remote locations. VR team-building exercises focus on essential team effectiveness skills such as communication, collaboration and problem-solving. These exercises can range from Pictionary and Scavenger Hunts to Escape Rooms.
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With a large number of the population working remotely due to impacts of the pandemic, remote work has shown to increase employee productivity, lower operating costs and reduce the use of sick days. COVID-19 has shifted from traditional business office settings to home office environments; however, this has provided flexible working times as well as ensuring the safety of employees.
Forbes Magazine mentions, “Remote work is not going anywhere any time soon.” (2020). “Companies would be wise to prioritize the “remote work revolution” as a strategy to enhance their top objectives in this new decade.” With this in mind, there have been five proven benefits of remote work for companies.
Productivity – Remote workers are an average of 35 – 40 per cent more productive while working from home.
Performance – Remote work and location independence can produce results of 40 per cent in fewer quality defects.
Engagement – An increase in productivity and performance can be combined to create effective engagement, with a 41 per cent decrease in absenteeism.
Retention – 54 per cent of employees said they would switch job roles if another company provided more flexibility.
Profitability – Organizations will have savings of $11,000 per year per part-time remote worker, which is equivalent to a 21 per cent increase in profitability.
Many businesses have suggested they will continue to provide remote working accommodations for their employees, post-pandemic. Vernon can help you keep your business running smoothly by supporting all your rental needs, from installing a mobile office to aiding you with a virtual conference.
Talk to one of our rental experts today to find the right remote working solutions for you and your business.
For more information about the benefits of remote work, read this Forbes Magazine article.