Can video conferencing really take the place of face-to-face interactions? Is saving time in airports and on airplanes worth the investment?
Here are some perks to video conferencing/telepresence:
- With video conferencing, there are no transportation costs.
- With video conferencing you get back the half a day or more of productive business time you lose during the journey and wait time in airports.
- Video conferencing can provide your employees unity between separate places of work and international locations, allowing them to work together more effectively.
What do you think: Is telepresence worth the cost (Ripe), or do we still need to rely on travel for live face-to-face relationship building (Hype)? In your opinion, what needs to happen to make telepresence worthy of an investment? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.