A conference call in real life
We all know the pain of conference calls, and the above video taps into every annoyance that we all experience, many of us every day. While it is humorous to imagine what it would be like if a conference call played out in real life, the truth is that most people have to suffer every day from bad conference calls.
But seriously, imagine what it would be like to have to announce yourself as you walk into a room. Imagine if your coworker lost his voice as he started making an important point, or two coworkers do the “no you go, no you go, no you,” song and dance.
Many people are moving to video conferencing, through Skype and Google+, but there are still delays, technical issues, sound problems, video failures, and the like. While many companies operate with teams all around the globe and find it impossible to live without the almighty conference call, it is a fact that many companies could reduce the number of conference calls.
Alternatives to conference calling
Some companies could simply create a video with all of the information and post it privately on YouTube, offering the link to employees, or create an audio recording and email it to all team members. When collaboration is necessary, whether with clients or team members, video conferencing and phone conferencing are an unavoidable evil.
With better organization and clear goals, they can be less frequent and shorter, but until technology improves to the point that sound and video aren’t an issue, the above video nails exactly what so many of us have to content with on a frequent basis.