Bircom CEO Can İlkhan said, “We will not give up on the concept of virtual meetings”.
With the shaping of the HYBRID working world, video conferencing solutions have become important for both employees and corporate owners with virtual meetings and accompanying collaborations.
According to a study by Ipsos and EPOS, more than 7 hours a week are spent in virtual meetings, compared to only 2 hours last year.
Time and cost are among the most important reasons why institutions prefer virtual meetings over face-to-face meetings. Another important factor here stands out as meeting quality. Technical problems that occur in virtual meetings have negative effects on both institutions and employees. When the right technology is not used and the right choices are not made, it is seen that people get distracted and decrease in productivity and focus. The hybrid working model, which combines formal working environments with remote working, also allows the development of new technologies. Virtual collaborations, which are one of the tools of the virtual business world, need to provide a seamless connection between the office and outside the office.AFTER THE PANDEMIC 67% OF EMPLOYEES WANT MORE FACE TO FACE CONTACT
Bircom CEO Can İlkhan, who stated that hybrid work will maintain its dominance in the future, also stated that the role of face-to-face meetings should not be ignored. İlkhan said, “In a recent study, we see that 67% of employees expressed that they want more face-to-face communication after the pandemic. When the world returns to the 'new normal', experts predict a 25% increase in time spent in face-to-face meetings and a 13% decrease in virtual meeting requests. Undoubtedly; It will be nice to attend the meetings we are used to when physical return to work places take place full-time, on a rotating basis or partially, but we will not give up the virtual meeting approach. We all hope to have smooth meetings with colleagues from around the world, not just in our local office. Therefore, where meetings with small physical groups will return, it will also be standard practice to seek out colleagues working remotely, and virtual meeting collaborations will become a key component of hybrid work from now on.”