Online meetings or Web meetings as they are also being called are the technical advanced equivalent of a traditional meeting. Traditional meetings have always involved several people traveling to the same place at the same time to discuss fact and figures or other relevant information. The amount of traveling that one or more of these participants may have to do to get to a traditional meeting can be thousands of miles on a plane, hundreds of driven miles or even zavi both. This adds up to a huge amount of expense and time that can be otherwise saved.
Online meetings allow the people required “at” the meeting to remain exactly where they are regardless of where in the world that is, but still all communicate together at the same time. With just a computer, an internet connection and a password you can have a meeting anywhere and at any time. There are a lot of different companies on the internet that can offer you both pay per minute and package deals so that you can have your meeting hosted by their company, which allows you access to their software which controls and combines the meeting allowing you to talk to each other, share documents and confirm ideas all in real time. You are able to use graphics, sound, text and video during the online meeting to get the information that you need to communicate to each other across. Because you are able to do all of this you are able to save your company a lot of money in expenses, allows your company to be greener in your carbon footprint and also save down time on productivity.
With all of this in mind you can see why the draw of a newer technologically advanced online meetings which are more practical in every way when compared to a traditional meeting. Depending on the amount of traditional meetings that your company arranges will depend on the amount of money that your company will be able to save using the new and improved method of online meetings. Reducing your carbon footprint is also something your company can proudly place its name against as a confirmed statistic. Less usage of fuel in any way or energy reduces the carbon footprint; it also allows the company in question to save not only money but valuable resources. Company productivity is also increased as less time is wasted traveling from place to place; office to meeting back to the office where the decisions made are then implemented. The decisions made during an online meeting can be implemented immediately so there is less down time and lack of progress in that particular part of your business.