The benefits of video conferencing are not limited to saving resources that are required for travel … including the time involved. Video conferencing can make meetings more productive and improve the outcome.
Mediation requires that there be open lines of communication. Since the parties are in conflict, it can be more comfortable to meet from the comfort of their own environment. This can create a feeling of empowerment and foster collaboration … which can lead to a successful resolution of the conflict.
In-person meetings are much more costly due to travel time to bring all the parties together. Unlike teleconferences, video conferences remove most communication barriers by allowing meeting participants to see facial expressions and body language.
It is easy to review files, images and presentations using the sharing feature. If the information required to make a decision is available to anyone, it can be made available to everyone. Ideas and options are exchanged faster with the ability to look at a document in real-time.
Some may think the technology might be intimidating. The video conferencing platform we use is anything but. Click on a link and follow the prompts. You can even use it on your smart phone.
Dr. Gala Gorman conducts introductory sessions using the video conferencing technology. You’ll quickly see how effective it is!