Highly Effective Work Habits: Use Video Conferencing / Chat
In this day and age, with travel costs becoming more expensive for companies and the existence of cheap, reliable video options, it is becoming more important to try and connect with people via video conferencing or video chat. There are, of course, large conference room systems you can get, but there is also desktop technology like Google’s Gmail-based voice and video chat (Windows and Linux) and Skype. And most laptops these days have built-in web cams. For web conferencing there are technologies like Sonexis, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Live Meeting, and many more.
In addition, more and more smartphones are coming out with front-facing cameras and software (i.e. FaceTime on the iPhone) to make video chatting even easier. Staying connected has never been easier and travel just for the sake of presenting information is usually not necessary.
So, that’s it. Small post today – just wanted to mention the importance of video conferencing/chat and how easy it is to use and adopt. See you in cyberspace!