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Myth Busters: Teleworking and Video Conferencing

Posted by Chessie Skates on Mar 11, 2013 10:32:00 AM

There are several conclusions that employers, employees, and fellow co-workers immediately draw regarding teleworking, and mobile video conferencing. Many of these are false and have led to a fear or aversion to integrating this lifestyle and work change.


Myth #1: Teleworkers are less productive.

Fact: People who telecommute put in an average of seven hours more than people who commute to an office every day.

  • Since 2005 Teleworking has increased 73%*. Being able to use video conferencing from a home office allows employees to maintain daily face-to-face interaction with co-workers, allowing them to maintain their working relationships.


Myth #2: Letting employees work from home will destroy the company culture.

Fact: Commuting is the #1 cause of stress of office workers. Cutting this negativity out results in happier employees, and a greater company culture.

  • 20–30 million Americans work from home at least once a week*.


Myth #3: Mobile video conferencing and teleworking is too expensive for our company to integrate.

Fact: Integrating teleworking services can save companies $10,000 per employee by allowing them to work from home half-time.

  • Telecommuting actually increased during the recession, rising 11.4% from 2008 – 2011*.


Myth #4: People need the face-to-face interaction of office work to do their jobs.

Fact: Video conferencing services easily allow people to have on-demand face-to-face interaction. With services such as Prime Call Cloud and Microsoft Lync, telecommuters are never more than a push of a button away from a face-to-face meeting.

  • Telecommuters increase 69%, reaching 4.9 million in 2016.


Myth #5: Teleworkers create a security risk.

Fact: Video collaboration solutions are connected through a corporate firewall, making conversations as safe as those taking place on-site.

  • Half of Americans hold jobs that would be compatible with at least part-time telework.


Myth #6: Patients prefer to see a doctor in person, not over a video call.

Fact: 4 out of 5 people prefer or are satisfied with telemedicine results.


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*Source: Global Workplace Analysis

Topics: teleworking, mobile video conferencing


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