With the Advancement of technology, we have improved our ways of doing business and commuting internationally. For example, ten years ago many people were talking on the phone to do business, nowadays people are able to talk face to face through video conferencing platform like Skype. In addition, we are able to show or teach people things over video conferencing without being physically in their office. Lastly, with the advancement of video conferencing tool, businesses are able to maintain a closer relationship to clients because they can “see” them and know that these people who they are doing business with do exist. More business is utilizing video streaming or online video platforms to do business.
Enterprise video streaming tools make it possible for your entire organization to collaborate with one another despite geographic distances. Your unified communications platform can serve many purposes including as a training tool. Best of all, not only can you hold live training events, you can archive the training for later use.
For example, if you hold a live training event featuring several different speakers, you can use enterprise video streaming to stream the event to your employees no matter where they are located. Each trainee simply logs in and participates in the event. Whether the speakers appear on camera giving keynote-like addresses or use screen-sharing technologies to deliver slideshows and software demonstrations, the unified communications platform brings the training directly to the desktops of your team in real time. Meanwhile, interactive tools can be activated, allowing for questions and answers sessions.
Holding a live enterprise video streaming event can reduce costs associated with training including travel costs and productivity. In addition, it can be reused. By archiving your training event, trainees who were unable to attend the live event can participate at their leisure. In addition, new hires can view archived events without your organization incurring additional training costs.
When part of a unified communications platform, enterprise video streaming allows for internal collaboration and training opportunities. While placing such a tool in your training manager’s hand is an obvious choice, other key employees can use the tool to share their knowledge with others both today and in the future. For example, you could have a regional warehouse manager share the company’s safety policy, requirements, and processes with warehouse personnel throughout the enterprise using enterprise video streaming. This can ensure consistency throughout the organization because only one person is interpreting and delivering the training to the masses. Future warehouse workers would receive the same exact training.
Mark Phillips is the author of this article about using enterprise video streaming and unified communications platform as a training tool. He has worked in the IT industry for a number of years and teaches part-time at his local community college.
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