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Make Your Employees Happier by Supplying Video Conferencing Services

May 30, 2014 | Telepresence Options

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Employee happiness is the cornerstone of true success. The more satisfied the people who work for you are, the more effective your business will be and the more work will you accomplish. Video conferencing can be a vital element of your office policies, improving the quality of the work environment, bolstering interpersonal relationships, developing the sense of community further, and, of course, improving your work efficiency. How does that work?

More Freedom Is More Productivity

Happy employees are productive employees. However, how does that translate to actual figures? According to last happy-employeesyear's report from IBM (as reported by newsfactor.com), adoption of flexible mobile device policies improved overall productivity by close to 10 percent and customer response times by close to 60 percent. Video conferencing takes this one step further by giving your employees the ability to work, meet and collaborate regardless of their physical location. Telecommuting becomes a real, tangible possibility, allowing them to work from the comfort of their own home. Breaking out of the office environment can provide the stimulus that the creativity and productivity of employees that you need for your business to succeed.

More Contact between Employees

While it might seem counterintuitive, video conferencing can improve contact between your team members and thus their happiness. Humans are social animals and need to interact with others to do their best. While classic office settings tend to promote relationships, the cubicle-based office often does precisely the opposite. With video conferencing, you can connect contractors and salaried employees with ease. With a proper video conferencing client, such as the Blue Jeans Network, you can stay in touch with a worker on the other side of the continent as easily as with Jane down the corridor. It's this personal dimension of video conferencing, the ability to see each other in person, which makes it an extremely valuable tool for building the team spirit and happiness of your coworkers, as pointed out by managingyourhr.com.

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