Because of the hassle of setting up a video call, you could be losing a full-time working week for each member of your team.
Video conferencing has transformed team meetings and saved a significant amount of travel time. According to new research, however, we are still not reaping the full benefits of new technology.
Employees between the ages of 18 and 24 take up to ten minutes to prepare for each remote meeting.
Multiply that by a typical five meetings per week, and you’ve suddenly lost 40 hours per year. That’s a whole working week of lost time, and the figure rises even higher as people get older.
It isn’t always due to disparities in technological knowledge. According to the findings, employees blame the technology for the loss of productivity.
Almost a third of respondents said they lacked the necessary tools for the job, and 23% felt excluded from remote meetings due to inadequate technology.
Employees frequently believe that the audio-visual (AV) technology provided for remote and hybrid working is insufficient. That means bad microphones that don’t work, jittery webcams that obstruct communication, or the wrong video call software. All of this makes meetings more difficult to organize and causes them to last longer than necessary.
Despite this, businesses that offer remote and hybrid working reap benefits in a variety of other areas, including employee engagement and performance.
There is, however, a solution.
Examine your employees’ AV technology to ensure that their tools are not slowing them down; new webcams and microphones may be a cheap and simple fix.
It’s also a good idea to ask your employees to identify areas where they see problems. If they are having difficulty using your current system or logging in, you should consider alternative options or better training.
If this is something that is slowing you down, feel free to contact us.