Video teleconferencing is growing more popular, thanks in part to high fuel prices. But is this the beginning of a deeper shift in how corporations and their employees work?
Rising fuel and travel costs are one motivation, of course. But the real issue is whether we are seeing the beginning of a deeper shift in how corporations and their employees work. Is this more a cyclical reaction to short-term economic pain or a structural phenomenon that will play out for years?
The truth is that it’s too early for a definitive answer. And yes, technologies like traditional videoconferencing have been disappointing in the past. But there are several signs that something significant is underway this time.