TITLE

Meetings without Tears

AUTHOR(S)
Tyler, Geoff
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
Management Services;May2003, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
There are many benefits offered by video and teleconferencing in Great Britain. Face to face meetings cost more than is thought. They also incur substantial traveling time, taking key people out of circulation and away from daily business operations. In addition, traveling any distance is tiring, reducing a person's ability to make the most of the meeting and their effectiveness. On the downside, teleconferencing is not replacing the need for face-to-face business meetings. The problem with audio-only calls is that the participants have to keep in mind every other person involved. Aside from the effort and expense, another drawback with videoconferencing has been its greed for network capacity.
ACCESSION #
11511200

 

Related Articles

  • Meet Me on the Web. Roberti, Mark // Fortune;Winter2002 Tech Review, Vol. 144 Issue 10, p37 

    Reports on interest in videoconferencing amid fears of flying. How salespeople from Haverly Systems made a sales pitch to BP executives in London from New Jersey; Videoconferencing representing 10% of the teleconferencing industry; Potential implications for videoconferencing hosts.

  • Videoconferencing Naturally. Baker, Glenn // New Zealand Management;Aug2003, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p52 

    Talks about the benefits of videoconferencing (VC). Key to successfully adopting VC technology; How the future of videoconferencing has been well and truly secured. INSET: ROBOTS IN THE BOARDROOM?.

  • A meeting of minds? Vine, Philippa // Manager: British Journal of Administrative Management;Mar/Apr99, Issue 14, p12 

    Highlights findings of a survey by Research Business International for MCI WorldCom Conferencing that indicate acceptability of audio and videoconferencing as alternatives to business travel to attend meetings. Impact of meetings to managers and businesses; Estimated savings from audio and...

  • Video a cold alternative to pressing the flesh.  // Management Today;Feb1999, p10 

    Discusses the advantages of face-to-face meetings over ones conducted through video or teleconferencing. Importance of non-verbal communication; Role played by personal contact in building business relationships; Cases when video or teleconferencing may be a better alternative; Common...

  • TOGETHER APART. Hemsley, Steve // Marketing Week;2/22/2001, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p73 

    Investigates companies' increasing use of audio, video or web-based conferencing, often cheaper and more convenient than face-to-face meetings. Virtual meeting rooms; Impromptu meetings; International conferencing; Falling costs.

  • Utah firms increasingly turning to videoconferencing. Shelton, Ryan // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;7/20/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p12 

    The article discusses the trend toward videoconferencing in Utah. Two companies which have used the technology are cited as examples and their representatives explain the reasons for adopting it. These include the fact that videoconferencing has become cheaper and easier to use because of...

  • Using Videoconferencing Effectively.  // Bloomsbury Business Library - Actionlists & Checklists;2007, p239 

    The article offers suggestions on using videoconferencing effectively in business operations. It is stated that videoconferencing has been around since the 1970s but never gained acceptance, mainly because of expensive and unreliable technology and cultural issues. It offers an actionlist that...

  • Practical considerations for virtual meetings in Australia. McClintock, Andrew // Keeping Good Companies (14447614);Mar2011, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p68 

    The article discusses the advantages of a virtual meeting to replace the annual general meeting (AGM) for securityholders in Australia. It notes that by law, listed organisations must hold an annual securityholder meeting which, since 2000, reportedly has had static or declining attendances...

  • Pull Off a Productive.  // Financial & Insurance Meetings;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p36 

    The article offers tips for meeting planners on holding a productive Web conference. It cites the advantages of keeping Web events short. It mentions the importance of hiring a professional online moderator. It notes that Web conferencing should be used in conjunction with a familiar medium such...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics