Conference Calls Are the Remedy: No Mo’ FOMO
December 6, 2013 @ 03:15 PM | By Christina Todisco
You’ve heard the crazy stats about how often people check their smartphones one study found 58% of respondents check at least every hour. It is all the result of FOMO (fear of missing out), which before long will undoubtedly be a new psychological condition if it isn’t already.
If you are faced with needing to be out of the office, whether it is to run to the bank on your lunch break, pick up your kids from school or travel to a client meeting, conference calls can be just the thing to relieve your anxiety. Not only do they break down geographical barriers, lower expenses of all kinds and obliterate logistical obstacles, but they also help make sure you never miss out.
Thanks to conference calls, you can remain in constant communication with your team throughout the entire life of a project. If you are stuck in morning traffic, snowbound in the suburbs or even dealing with downed telephone lines, your blood pressure does not need to hit the roof fretting about not being included in an important discussion. Thanks to mobile conferencing, you can remain in the loop right over your cell phone – on the highway or in your bathrobe or while running to drop the kids at school.
When it comes to international or cross-country business, meeting with clients across the globe no longer require plane tickets, hotel reservations and days away from home traveling with a twelve-pound laptop. Instead, through an online meeting you can meet with your client in Spain to collaborate as if you were working on the same computer, sitting side by side. You can share documents, edit files, interact in real time and even make an entire desktop available to your colleagues in Hong Kong and London. The whole team can look at videos together, share photos and keep up-to-date with important budgets and schedules.
With conference calls, it’s all about breaking down whatever barriers stand in your way in order to get a job done. Whether you are forced to wait for a herd of cattle crossing a back country road on your way to work or Godzilla, you can rest assured that the work can still get done in a cost-effective and efficient manner.