As more businesses are embracing remote and hybrid work, IT needs are shifting to support a remote workforce. According to a recent study by Zippia, 92% of workers are now working remotely at least one day a week. More distributed teams and people have led to an increased need for video meetings. While there is no true replacement for an in-person meeting, video technology continues to evolve to support changes in the workplace. The technology behind video meetings is now much more advanced than what you may have experienced only a few years ago. Let’s look at the top six video meeting trends of this year.
1. Interactive Features
Gone are the days of boring, one-dimensional video calls. Businesses and employees alike want to engage with each other beyond staring at a screen. Video meeting technology continues to evolve to support this desire with new and more interactive feature functionality. Gestures, chat, live polling, Q&As, and more make video meetings feel warm, personal, and most importantly interactive.
2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI is revolutionizing many aspects of business and video meetings are no exception. Employers are looking for AI to enhance their meetings with things like background noise reduction, meeting assistance, analytics, transcriptions, and more. A whopping 47% of businesses have integrated AI into at least one part of the company, which illustrates the growing appetite for AI.
Consumers want every aspect of technology to be personalized to them, from shopping recommendations to the ads they see. Video meetings are the same; users want to add virtual backgrounds, change layouts, use regular or dark modes, and adjust colors to match their personalities. Businesses should ensure the meeting and conferencing technology they use has enough customization and features to help create meaningful interactions and inclusive experiences for their employees.
4. Enhanced Security
More and more confidential and sensitive information is being shared over video meetings. This means security is of the utmost importance. No one wants meetings hacked or confidential communications shared, so video meeting software needs to have industry-leading enterprise-grade security. Things like gated access, logging, authentication, and more help keep video meetings secure. Businesses are also finding that not all meeting technology has the same level of security. Make sure you’re doing your due diligence to ensure your confidential meetings stay secure.
5. Remote Team Building
As many companies plan to stay hybrid or shift to remote-first work, company culture will now be built over video. Investing in video technology that creates a fun, engaging atmosphere is critical. Company culture influences employee retention and engagement. Polls show 88% of employees think company culture is critical to business success. Make sure your company has the right tools to support your employees and the culture you want to build.
6. Automated Transcriptions
More businesses are taking advantage of automated transcriptions in their meeting technology. Video meetings are great when everyone can attend. However, that’s not always the case, business schedules, travel, and working within different time zones can often make meeting together not possible. For attendees who can’t make it, there is always the meeting recording but finding time to watch it can become an issue. Instead of watching an hour-long meeting, automated transcripts help speed up knowledge transfer and increase employee productivity.
UCx With Webex for Flawless Video Meetings
UCx with Webex is on the cutting edge of all the latest video trends. Our team is constantly prioritizing deeper integrations with AI, personalization tools, features for increased automation and efficiency, and more. UCx with Webex helps create flawless video team meetings, helping businesses build a strong work culture and highly effective teams — no matter where they are. Want to see the solution in action? Contact us today.