Video calls have revolutionized team meetings, but that doesn't mean they aren't a hassle to set up. According to new research employees aged between 18-24 take up to 10 minutes to get set up for each remote meeting! (Imagine how long it takes us older folk!) If you multiply those 10 minutes by five weekly meetings, you suddenly lose 40 hours every year! That's a whole lot of time wasted.
It isn't necessarily a result of technological know-how. Employees blame the technology itself for the loss of productivity. Almost a third of people believe that they didn’t have the right tech for the job, and 23% even said they felt excluded from remote meetings thanks to not having the correct tech.
Employees often feel that the audio-visual (AV) technology they’re provided for remote and hybrid working simply isn’t up to the job. That means poor microphones that keep cutting out, jittery webcams that interfere with communication, or the wrong choice of video calling software. All of that makes a meeting longer to set up and makes it harder than it needs to be.
But despite this, businesses that offer remote and hybrid working have happier employees and are reaping the benefits in many other areas, including staff engagement and performance.
But don't panic, because there is a solution!
Assess your employees’ AV technology to ensure their tools are not slowing them down – new webcams and microphones could be a cheap and easy fix. It’s also a good idea to talk to your employees and find out where they see the problems occurring. If they are finding your existing system difficult to use, or slow to log in to, you should consider alternative options or better training.
If this is something that’s slowing you down, we can help – just get in touch.
Until next time, keep fit and have fun!
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