The use of video conferencing is becoming increasingly popular with many companies across the globe. As globalization continues to rise, these conferences meetings are proving to be beneficial to businesses in numerous ways, including faster decision making and reduced travel costs.
Here are 7 noteworthy video conferencing statistics designed to inspire and motivate your team as we move towards a more collaborative workforce in the coming years. Enjoy!
1) Skip the travel
70% of people would rather video conference than travel to a meeting. Travel takes time out of the day and hurts productivity. When possible, give employees the option to join a video conference vs. traveling.
2) Save money
Businesses using video conferencing see a 30% reduction in travel costs. By skipping the cost of travel (think gas, rental cars, flights, etc.) companies can save a significant amount of money and still meet face-to-face.
3) Higher attention span
The average attention span for a video call is 35 minutes, while the average for a regular call is 23 minutes. With visual accountability, video conferencing helps keep your team engaged better than a traditional conference call.
4) High interest
56% of global CFOs would invest in video conferencing to reduce travel. As executives become familiar with the cost and time saving benefits associated with video conferencing, we’ll likely see higher adoption from companies large and small.
5) Increasing popularity
75% of senior management agrees it will replace conference calls. For companies interested in video conferencing, technology improvements have reduced the barrier to entry. With low costs and no extra equipment, more businesses are enhancing their traditional conference call systems.
6) Better communication
Up to 93% of communication is non-verbal. We’ve all heard how important body language is to a conversation. Companies can improve meeting efficiency and prevent miscommunications by enabling teams to actually see one another.
7) Find talent
66% of candidates prefer to video during the interview process. For both HR teams and potential employees, video offers an easy way to meet face-to-face.
For a more visual look at these video conferencing stats, be sure to check out our SlideShare presentation. Or, learn even more about video conferencing with some hands-on experience! Here’s a free 30-day trial of iMeet by PGi.