Connectivity problems are the modern version of the good old traffic excuse. Traffic very well may have made you late for your in-person meeting, but the reason can still come off sounding like a sorry, clichéd defense. Similarly, “I can’t join the meeting” may irritate the participants who did manage to join. Of course, it is most stressful for the one desperately trying to connect.
Technology, human error, or a lack of compatibility may be the culprit. If you are working remotely, you may be connecting from an unfamiliar device. You may have trouble downloading the app. You might not be familiar with the meeting program. Your device may not be supported. So many things can go wrong. But whatever the reason, the result is the same—you’re not there when you’re supposed to be.
The growth in BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) as a strategy in small and medium conference rooms, as reported by Wainhouse Research, means more companies are going all in when it comes to mobility and employee engagement. They are willing to invest in the ability to connect anywhere, at any time, and from any device because not being able to connect costs more than aggravation. It wastes time and money. Even 5 minutes of an hour-long meeting is 8 percent waste.
Sometimes you just have an important idea itching to be shared. Learn more about the cost of not being able to connect to your meetings when you watch our Stuck at Home video.
As a full-service integrator, AVI Systems can help you connect whenever, however, wherever.