Nobody works in complete isolation. In virtually all lines of business, contact with other people will be required in some capacity. Whether it is meeting with clients or colleagues; presenting new ideas or products; or giving or receiving training, good communication is key to running a successful business.
However, in modern world of commerce, business takes place twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Large, international organizations have sites across globe and thanks to Internet, even small and medium sized companies have found themselves trading on an international scale.
International markets and twenty-four hour business undoubtedly provide great opportunities, but they are not without their difficulties. Trying to arrange a seminar for a large number of delegates based in different countries, for example, can be a logistical nightmare. Diaries need to be synchronized, flights booked, accommodation sourced and meeting facilities organized. It is a major undertaking, and one that takes a lot of time, money and effort.
No Need To Travel
In this instance, advantages of web conferencing are easy to see - nobody needs to travel anywhere. From comfort of their own office delegates can participate in meetings and seminars without having to travel a single extra mile.
For smaller organizations, web conferencing can open up whole new markets. Where before, perhaps there was not man-power to spare for long periods out of office, web conferencing reduces need for travel to allow face to face meetings. Proposals can be pitched and new business won without need for lengthy trips away from office.
The reduced need for travel that web conferencing brings has other advantages; staff spend less time traveling and more time at home - that should make for a happier and more productive workforce; thousands of dollars spend on air fares, car hire and accommodation are saved and less time is spent sourcing flights and making hotel reservations. All these benefits, simply by reducing need for travel with web conferencing.