Meetings are a necessary part of any business, but they can often be overly time-consuming, unproductive, and expensive. According to the Harvard Business Review, companies spend $37 billion per year on meetings. A recent report covered on CBSNews.com suggested that companies with more than 5000 employees waste approximately $100 million annually!
What would this figure look like if more businesses started offering audio and video streaming options for employees? How would the use of corporate podcasts save time and money?
Internal corporate podcasts are an effective way to reduce meeting times for companies and in return, save companies money. In this blog post, we'll explore how internal podcasts can help companies reduce meeting times and increase productivity.
1. More Efficient Communication To Your Workforce
Internal podcasts can be used as an efficient communication channel within a company. Instead of scheduling and conducting in-person meetings, or sending lengthy emails, companies can create podcast episodes to share updates and insights, conduct training and much more with their workforce.
This can save time and money for companies by reducing the need for in-person meetings or training sessions. Employees can listen to podcast episodes at natural breakpoints in their day, allowing them to stay up-to-date with company news and developments without disrupting their workday.
2. Greater Accessibility To Company Information
Through the uStudio mobile and web app, approved users can access the corporate streaming network from anywhere, at any time. This helps teams stay informed without having to attend in-person meetings, or video calls. Additionally, it limits the game of “telephone”, as information is readily available first-hand, rather than messages relayed and potentially misconstrued.
In addition, internal podcasts can be easily shared among approved teams and departments, making it easier for everyone to stay on the same page. This can help lead to more productive meetings when they do take place.
3. More Efficient Training
Internal podcasts can also be used for employee training. For example, you can use your streaming program to train your sales staff on new product releases and sales best practices amongst other things.
This not only saves time and money but also allows employees to go through the training at their own pace and replay at-will, which can be more effective than traditional in-person training sessions. If you have a workforce that travels, use an audio podcast to increase the efficiency of their windshield time.
4. More Efficiently Onboard New Employees
Be more efficient in your onboarding of new employees by using your audio and video streaming program. Create training and culture immersion videos and podcasts that can be used to replace new hire onboarding meetings. This will not only reduce meeting time, but it will also get new employees familiar with the uStudio mobile and desktop applications to leverage more detailed job training and information on a continual basis.
5. More Focused Meetings
Use your streaming platform to make your necessary meetings more efficient. Create a podcast or a training video for meeting attendees to consume prior to your meeting time in order to deliver relevant updates and decrease total meeting time.
Using corporate audio and video streaming is an effective way to reduce meeting times for companies. This reduction in meeting times can ultimately lead to reduced company spending.