- No longer are expensive business trips necessary to conduct business “face-to-face.” Video conferencing has taken the conference call as we know it and shaped it into a more personable way of conducting business.
- No longer are businesses forced to part ways with top talent because of location. Telecommuting allows businesses to employee top-level talent regardless of location.
- No longer are businesses restricted to doing business in their office…or any office! Mobile video conferencing allows you and your employees to conduct business from literally anywhere in the world (with an Internet connection).
So, you have to ask the question, “Is the office a thing of the past?” Avaya.com blogger Matt Young says no! In his article, “The Office isn’t Dead; Just Evolving,” Young argues that even “with the increase in the variety of intelligent communication and collaborative channels available to employees, the workplace still has the opportunity be a space viewed as a ‘destination.’”
“We’re progressively moving towards much more functional and productive ways of working,” said Garry Veale, president of Avaya in Europe.
So yes, technology has forever changed the office as we know it, but technology has not made the office obsolete. And we have just only skimmed the surface of possibilities. The office is a constantly-evolving organism. Only time will tell what’s in store.
“Today’s technology is rapidly shifting people’s thinking on what constitutes a “workplace” as powerful tools built around voice, video and the ubiquity of broadband penetration enable innovations,” writes Young. “This is driving collaboration from anywhere, reducing time and capital spent on travel, and enabling (for better or worse) people remaining “on” and accessible for increasing amounts of time.”
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