On the Move — The Future of Video Communication

April 28, 2021
  by Blog Team
A traffic sign that says "Your mic is on mute".

For over a year, the COVID-19 public health crisis has limited movement and forced us to change the way we live and work. But as vaccine rollouts accelerate, social distancing restrictions will ease, schools and offices will open, and business travel will resume.

During the pandemic, people have mostly been holed up working from a home office. Now, people will be on the move again. To support work-from-anywhere models that are already rising in popularity, employees need a video conferencing solution that can move with them.

The End of the Pandemic Is in Sight — New Collaboration Models Are Not

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half of the world’s population was affected by government lockdowns. Billions of students and employees continued to work while confined at home.

To perform their work and collaborate, people increasingly relied on video conferencing tools, with 44% of employees reporting that they made more video calls while working from home. Despite initial hiccups to adjust to remote collaboration, evidence suggests manya number of benefits to remote and hybrid work.

According to a recent survey, employees prefer workplace flexibility and hope it will continue:

  • 86% of employees rated their productivity as good or excellent while working from home
  • 81% reported their communication with colleagues as good or excellent
  • 88% responded that flexible work schedules were somewhat important or very important
  • 87% responded that flexible work locations were somewhat important or very important

Over 200 million vaccine doses have been administered across North America, and over 100 million doses have been administered in the EU. As we emerge from the pandemic, the nature of remote work will shift once again.

As freedom of movement is restored, employees may not always be at a fixed location like a home or corporate office. But the need for digital mobile-friendly communication is stronger than ever.

Vidyo for Communication on the Move  

For your team to collaborate efficiently on the go, they need a video conferencing solution as mobile as they are.

With VidyConnect’s mobile application, employees can join video calls from their smartphone or tablet, no matter where they are. Alternatively, team members can use Vidyo’s click-to-join feature to connect directly from their mobile browser without the need to download the application.

When team members are on the move, it’s not always suitable to join a video call with the microphone and camera activated. That’s why Vidyo offers a Voice+Content feature so participants can join a call to listen, follow along, and viewshare content without turning on their camera or mic unless they would like to. People find this helpful if they need to follow a presentation while on the move, if they are experiencing low battery, or if they are in an area of poor cell connectivity.

In addition, with Vidyo presenter mode, the call host can mute mics, stop cameras, and sort participants with ease.

These features ensure that whether team members are on the go or at the office, they can participate inon video calls to the greatest degree that circumstances allow.   

Tooling-up for Work On the Go

It’s clear that as the pandemic comes to a close, there will be a new normal for how work and collaboration occur. Both companies and employees are embracing hybrid work models that the pandemic gave rise to. As freedom of movement resumes, your company needs a solution to facilitate collaboration from anywhere under a variety of circumstances. 

To learn more about the VidyoConnect’s Voice+Content feature for collaboration on the go, speak to a Vidyo expert today 

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