Video Conferencing Etiquette Needs a Makeover
A growing number of employees are turning to video conferencing as a way to eliminate expensive travel while still getting business done. A new survey from Radvision provides additional insights as to how the video conference has emerged as a favored communications tool. Putting a face on what would otherwise be a voice-only phone call certainly helps personalize a business encounter, according to survey participants. As for the right time and place to conduct a video conference? You may be surprised to learn that a significant number of young professionals have no reservations about holding these conferences in some odd places, including bathrooms. "The growth of video calling is not surprising, as many companies are looking for alternative cost-effective and efficient ways of doing business," explains Bob Romano, global vice president of marketing for Radvision, an Avaya company. "At the same time, younger entrants into the workforce are familiar with using video for more personal communication. As a result, video call etiquette is still evolving." More than 2,200 Americans took part in the research.