110 Reasons Why Video Is Surpassing Chat as a Key Collaboration Tool
Often the best ideas come to people outside the conference room. Inspiration doesn’t care about your schedule. It will appear in the break room, on a coffee run, even over the weekend. But as the workforce becomes more distributed, teams are losing these casual opportunities to connect. Digital connection, primarily via chat, has proved to be the next best thing. As the innovation cycle gets shorter every day, companies are pushing for faster, more efficient ways to enhance workplace collaboration. However, when chat is combined with video, true collaboration can happen. This slideshow, using industry information from Steve Goldsmith, General Manager at Atlassian HipChat, offers 10 reasons why video is now the focal point of enterprise collaboration.
2It Leverages a Natural Form of Communication
3Video Lends Greater Efficiency
4Live Screen Sharing Boosts Collaboration
5Video Is a Communication Bridge for Remote Workers
According to Global Workplace Analytics, 3.7 million employees work from home at least half of the time. The workforce is growing increasingly distributed, especially for technical personnel. Video serves as a bridge between remote workers, allowing them to connect across cities, countries and time zones.
6Video Enables One-click Collaboration
7It’s a New Form of Face-to-face Teambuilding
8Video is a Highly Mobile, Hands-Free Medium
9Video Conferences Eliminate Travel Costs
10Video Enables Participants to Keep on Topic and Task
11Video Keeps Attendees’ Attention
A recent study by Atlassian found that 73 percent of Americans are distracted doing other work while on conference calls and 39 percent admitted to falling asleep during audio-only conference calls. Video helps teams stay engaged and enables teammates to feed off each other, for more focused, dynamic and productive conversation.