After many people converted to remote working in 2020, employers now are bringing them back to the office. While 70% of employers expect to have their workers back in the office by fall 2021, 77% also envision a hybrid working approach with employees splitting their time between working remotely and at the office. This new standard raises the need for audio and video conferencing to stay connected. However, which option is better for you and your employees? The answer depends on your workforce and meeting expectations.
The benefits of audio conferencing include allowing workers to connect from anywhere. Even employees on the road can call into an audio conference using a hands-free phone connection system. Because they don’t have to be on their computer, there are fewer software issues. Plus, you don’t need to have as fast of an internet connection for those connecting to an audio conference through their computers.
Video conferencing gives you the chance to bring your conference room to remote workers. They can see slideshows, videos, and images that you want to share while watching the conference on their screen. Plus, you can share screens with workers at the meeting or allow others to take over control of your screen to point out things.
The major disadvantage of video conferencing come from network connections and computers that don’t accommodate the necessary software for video conferencing. In some instances, to overcome these, some participants may phone in to hear the audio-only from the conference. However, most modern programs for video conferencing don’t require more than the processing power in most smart phones. Plus, standard Wi-Fi often meets the network requirements for the conference.
For more information about upgrading your conference room to the newest hybrid models of working, consult with our experts at Commercial Audio Video Installation Orange County. For more than 20 years, we’ve served businesses in the area with their automation, video, and audio needs. Let us know how we can help your business by calling us at (714) 744-4455.