The 5 Important Features You Need in Your Video Conferencing Tool

The 5 Important Features You Need in Your Video Conferencing Tool

Video conferencing has become commonplace over the past few years, even as people return to their offices in the downturn of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many organizations had their hand forced into finding solutions for remote workers and it turns out that video conferencing has been a viable one. Today, we will go through some of the features you need to have in an effective video conferencing solution. 

Unifying Your Communications Has Many Useful Benefits

Unifying Your Communications Has Many Useful Benefits

Unified communication is one of the most important parts of running a business. When your team is working together toward a common goal, they require the use of a solution that enables them to work seamlessly. Thankfully, unified communication tools give your team a way to make operations easy and a method for bolstering company culture. Let’s talk about how your organization can implement unified communication tools and benefit from them.

Remote Collaboration Spikes with These Team-First Policies

Remote Collaboration Spikes with These Team-First Policies

While many companies have been able to adapt to the remote policies forced upon them by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many others who have struggled with this adoption. Thankfully, remote technology which enables these practices has never been easier to manage or more accessible. Let’s discuss some of the policies you can implement to make sure that remote technology helps more than it hinders your operations.

Collaboration is Simpler When Your Resources are Organized

Collaboration is Simpler When Your Resources are Organized

If all you had to worry about for your business were its processes, you would never have to worry about results, but this unfortunately not the case. You must build a product or service and bring it to the market in order to sell it, and without appropriate processes, your organization cannot produce something worthwhile. Let’s discuss how your team’s organization skills can help make your business more profitable.

Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to Make Online Meetings More Productive

Identify an Agenda, and a Moderator to Enforce It The first step to having a productive meeting is to have a general idea of what will be discussed in the time allotted for it. Not only will this help to minimize tangents and other conversations that aren’t conducive to the meeting’s goal, sharing it ahead of time gives the participants a chance to organize their thoughts. Once the meeting is underway, you also need to make sure that it stays on the track that your agenda set for it. This means that it needs to be somebody’s responsibility to guide the meeting’s trajectory. Giving one of the participants the capability to mute and unmute other participants as needed is a useful option to consider, if need be, along with these responsibilities. Selecting the Solution There are a lot (repeat for emphasis) of collaboration and remote meeting options available right now, so you have plenty to consider implementing to support your operations. While we aren’t going to make any specific recommendations, we want to go over a few key considerations to keep in mind as you weigh your options: What functions and features will your remote meetings require? How many people does the conferencing platform need to support? Can your other tools and solutions play a role, either via integrations or concurrent use? With the answers to these questions in mind, you’ll be better able to select the option that fits your precise needs. Compare Notes Finally, when your meeting is over, it helps if everyone contributes to the meeting’s record. This helps prevent steps from being missed and can clarify everyone’s goals after the fact. By sending this summary to all involved once it is prepared you can ensure that your meeting has concluded with everyone (almost literally) on the same page. What have you done to make the most of your remote meetings? Share your tips in the comments!

Businesses Can Expect These 5 Benefits from Conferencing Solutions

Team Building Getting a project team on the same page can be difficult, even if you are a subscriber to project management software that’s designed to centralize tasks and resources. This is especially true if your business works in multiple locations. With a reliable conferencing solution your team can meet with resources to share files, swap screens, and communicate with other team members. These tools work to boost collaborative efforts, turning what would be confusion into progress.  Task Management Regardless of where your team works out of, it can be difficult to keep them working efficiently. There are numerous distractions and speed bumps to consider when working collaboratively. Conferencing solutions allow teams to stay on-task, and waste less time than teams that work without a centralized communications platform.  Be More Collaborative Up until recently it was difficult to collaborate with others who weren’t close by. Today, however, conferencing solutions give an organization (or project team) the ability to lean on other team members better than ever. With options to share screens, send files, and directly communicate with your entire team, your organization has all the resources it needs to be more productive.  Conferencing Saves Money Through Simplicity Conferencing presents an opportunity to save capital by allowing a project team to standardize their communications platform. The pure number of systems that you need are fewer than ever as some conferencing solutions are delivered through VoIP or productivity tools that you would already be subscribing to. Finding ways to be more effective while also saving money is music to the ears of any business owner. At SRS Networks, we can help you find the communications tools that are right for your business. We can present you with conferencing options that integrate with your current IT infrastructure more than you may think. Call us today at (831) 758-3636 to learn more.