Traveling for business is not fun. We’re frequently rushed, we don’t eat correctly, and we have to endure the hassle of airports and long-term parking. It is not surprising that numerous companies opt toward videoconferencing rather then traveling. As videoconferencing technology advances, many people wonder if business traveling could become a thing of the past.
The End of Business Travel?
But is this something which we ought to strive for in business? Is it the best thing if videoconferencing replaces face-to-face meetings completely? Perhaps not, consider the differences between meetings that are face-to-face versus videoconferencing.
During a videoconference, individuals from around the world sign on, say their hellos, and get to the business at hand. The level of brainstorming is usually limited because people worry about the stability of their connections or give in to the interruptions of the offices where they sit.
The Benefits of Face-to-Face Time
At in-person meetings, however, agendas have a way of falling by the wayside, and that’s a good thing. Meetings may start only after a couple of minutes of personal chatter and they may end with participants trading office stories. Again, this can be good. Often, the best business ideas arise from these moments of off-topic conversation.
Business Travel is Here to Stay
While many companies turn toward videoconferencing due to the cost and simplicity of it, it is doubtful that business travel will disappear altogether. When we develop business relationships, just like any relationships, we want to meet face-to-face because we’re a social species. The advantages of face-to-face meetings are enough that savvy business owners won’t eliminate business travel altogether.
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