There are numerous benefits for online meetings, particularly in a world that has become increasingly virtual. Meetings online save time for everyone involved. Participants can attend the meeting without having to leave their desks or go to the grocery store. They don’t need to print documents or connect to an AV system, or pack up. Participants can also choose to mute themselves when they want to rest or check their emails.
Another advantage of online meetings is that they tend to be more punctual than in-person meetings. It could be because participants don’t need to rush to the bathroom prior to dialing in or worry about looking nice. It could be because they are able to choose from a wide selection of locations that will meet their requirements – their homes cafes, homes or even the beach.
Additionally, online meetings help companies save money. When a company holds meetings in person it has to cover the cost of the room and refreshments. This is not the case for online meetings.
However, there are some negatives to online meetings which shouldn’t be ignored. For instance, it can be difficult to grab the attention of participants during a meeting when they cannot see each other’s faces. This can result in people scrolling through their emails or checking social media during the meeting, which is not optimal for a productive gathering. Meetings online do not permit the same level of communication, since people aren’t able to read body language or non-verbal cues during a meeting.