The definition and reality of the workplace are undergoing a significant shift in the present technology revolution, especially since the pandemic has made virtual meetings and video conferencing pretty regular than ever. Some of the most common online platforms, which are used for this very purpose, can be used for video conferencing. However, for business interactions and formal meet-ups, we have several other virtual platforms that are being used worldwide owing to their efficiency and free availability. The present generation has readily accepted and moved forward with this type of work culture. Even oldies are not behind and trying their best to adjust accordingly.
Advantages of Virtual meetings
- The facility of virtual meetings has made the task of arranging the same quite convenient and quicker than it used to be before. Now, it is more hassle-free as there are no arrangements, as with physical gatherings. It not only lessens the financial burden of the organizing team but also saves the organizer’s and participants’ time.
- It has also reduced the carbon footprint by mediating and cutting the travel part of attending the meetings.
- It has widened the audience owing to the abovementioned causes.
- Options such as attendance have maintained the discipline of the in-person office meetings to ensure the presence of all the officials on time.
- Many of the participants might be joining the virtual meetings from across the continents where there are different time zones. Here, recording is the biggest blessing, so you can listen to it afterward when it suits your time.
Future of the virtual meetings
Well, many experts said that once things become routine, like in the pre-pandemic era, offline meetings and communication will replace the usage of these virtual platforms for a similar purpose. However, another section disagrees with this and supports the optimism of the continuous use of these platforms. They argue that this is to remain for a very long time because the pace at which technology is innovating is tremendous. It will keep evolving and innovating for much better facilities for online meetings. Thus, the future of video conferencing and virtual meetings appears brighter.
Nonetheless, the technology giants must keep working on addressing the technical glitches during the meetings. Lack of interpersonal communication and lower interaction quality are significant limitations of these facilities. The participants face disturbances more often than not as everyone is in their personal space, home most of the time, or even traveling. In addition, the users are concerned about their data privacy. The login details are asked on most of the online platforms. Several virtual platforms available are prone to the risk of downloading malware into your system and hacking the same, although the severity of the issue varies.
In reality, digital communication is very commercial today, with companies competing to provide their employees, consumers, and consumers with the finest video conferences for an improved web world. Software developers are therefore entrusted with creating programs that enhance internet communication.