Loyalty is an admirable and valuable virtue. However, when it comes to your video conferencing system, choosing to remain loyal may be costing you more than your system is worth. So how do you know when it’s time to bid adieu to your old video conferencing system and set your sights on something new? You read the signs. Below, we’ve listed five signs it’s time you made a video conferencing switch. If you recognize any of these signs as applying to your workplace, then you are more than ready for a new video conferencing system.
#1: YOUR OLD FAX MACHINE GETS MORE USE THAN YOUR VIDEO CONFERENCING SYSTEM.
Just because a video conferencing solution works does not mean it’s working for you or your employees. If you find that no one likes to use the video conferencing system you have in place, then it’s not working. What’s worse is an out-of-date video conferencing system is likely preventing your teams from being more collaborative, and forming quality connections with remote employees and vendors. Hanging on to old technology just because it’s not broken is like using a beeper instead of a cell phone – it prevents your company and people from performing well and appearing relevant in the modern world.
#2: IF YOU HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY TIME EMPLOYEES COMPLAINED ABOUT THE VIDEO CONFERENCING SYSTEM, YOU COULD PAY OFF THE NATIONAL DEBT.
Every workplace has a Debbie Downer, a person who sees the negative side of everything, but pay attention if more than one person is constantly complaining about your video conferencing system because that means the struggles are real. Recently, the White House Office of Consumer Affairs reported that for every person who bothers to complain, there are 26 others, who feel the same, but remain silent. That’s a lot of bad morale brewing. When you hear employees complain about the video conferencing system, instead of attempting to defend the system, take it as a golden opportunity to find out what your employees don’t like about it. Then, you can turn those pain points into a list of “must-haves” for your next system.
#3: YOU’RE INVITED TO EVERY MEETING BECAUSE IT’S EASIER TO HAVE IT ON HAND
While tech issues during video meetings have become as expected as a dog barking in the background when a remote attendee joins, they’re kind of a big deal budget-wise. In a recent study, we found that over 40 percent of all meetings are delayed or rescheduled due to technology complications. Worse yet, the average meeting technology problem takes 12.3 minutes to resolve. When you consider that 15 percent of an organization’s time is spent in meetings, it’s easy to see how an estimated $37 billion is lost each year conducting unproductive meetings.
#4: YOUR VIDEO CONFERENCING DREAMS ARE 007, BUT YOUR BUDGET IS 3 A.M. INFOMERCIAL.
As they say in the infomercials, have we got some good news for you! Modern video conferencing systems offer an executive board room video conferencing experience that’s so economical, you can deploy it enterprise-wide. We’re talking affordable state-of-the-art video conferencing capabilities for every meeting space in your office. What’s more, anyone can use Tenveo right out of the box, which saves money on training, and IT from wasting time troubleshooting meetings. If you’ve been afraid to check out new video conferencing systems because you’re still recovering from the sticker shock of your legacy system, you owe it to yourself, your employees and your budget to see how ridiculously easy-to-use and inexpensive new video conferencing systems are.
#5: THE VIDEO AND AUDIO QUALITY OF YOUR CURRENT SYSTEM IS SO POOR, EMPLOYEES HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SEEING A GHOST THAN ONE ANOTHER.
If your video conferencing system is making it difficult for employees to see and hear each other, then it’s time you showed it the door. When employees cannot connect and communicate clearly with one another, it leads to miscommunications, frustrations, and costly mistakes. Of course, all of this drama can be easily avoided simply by switching to a new system with high quality video conferencing audio. Tenveo’s all-in-one video conferencing devices feature HD video, Dolby Voice, wireless TV projection and remote screen sharing, which means everyone can see, hear and collaborate with ease. Best of all, when people have an easier time connecting and communicating, it leads to measurable increases in productivity, innovation, job satisfaction and more.