One of the most important opportunities for companies working to increase savings is to use virtual collaboration to augment or as an alternative to travel – particularly internal travel.
Integrating virtual options can make measurable positive impacts on spending, productivity and retention – if those options make it easy for people to stay.
A strategic total collaboration management approach gives your employees the ability to decide whether a trip is necessary or if a virtual option could be as effective.
As simple as it seems, that choice can measurably improve employee productivity and happiness, and reduce your ecological footprint. Most importantly, offering a technology alternative to non-optimal travel can inspire positive changes in the culture of travel for your organization.
Over time, those changes yield quantifiable improvements. Economically, the strategy can generate significant bottom-line returns by eliminating spend for air, hotel, ground and per diems.
Successfully instituting a total collaboration management program requires that you make it easy for people to work from where they are. That takes investments in resources like high-quality video conferencing.