How is it that some companies like Drum seem to master collaboration? Well, the answer is simple: they collaborate on the web. Whether you are an SME or a large corporation, you want your teams to collaborate efficiently and without major challenges. The only real way to achieve this in the 21st century is on the wonderful world-wide-web. Yes, you are using email and you might even use messaging apps like Slack. That’s great. But have you tried hosting a meeting on the web, more precisely on your browser? You can’t really find a more efficient way to collaborate than that!
When your team collaborates online and your meetings are held in the browser, the individuals don’t have to be in the same place at the same time. This allows them to work from home, work on the train or even work abroad. As you might have heard, 68% of millennials say that the possibility of working remotely increases their interest towards an employer. If you want to seem like an attractive company to work for, by young enthusiastic experts, adopting web-based collaboration tools in your company is the first step in achieving that.
When your employees can collaborate on the web, they are often more productive. Your team could be using instant messaging, document sharing, audio and screen share with several people. All within the same tool. Your team instantly harnesses the power to efficiently communicate about a project or solve a problem on hand. Nothing is impossible with browser-based collaboration tools. Time is not even a concept if you allow your employees to collaborate on the browser.
If you’re using Slack in your everyday communication, you can use Drum Web Meeting integration to create meetings instantly by using the slash command. Drum itself has a set of tools which enable efficient collaboration anywhere, any time. Not only can you hold a meeting on your browser, but you can create teams, use the waiting room, schedule, invite guests, and pretty much do anything you would do in a regular meeting. You can draw, drag and drop, write, point, mark and delete. You can do everything! And all in your browser.
It is said that remote team members are actually more engaged and committed than team members sitting at the office. Virtual communication is a natural way of communicating these days. Whether you like it or not. Everyone is used to connecting and communicating with people online in their everyday life, so why not allow it at work as well? Browser-based collaboration is instant. No one needs to commute or even walk anywhere to be able to join a meeting. By collaborating on the browser real-time, everyone is connected with everyone they need to be.
Browser-based collaboration doesn’t only save you time, but money as well. Letting your workers collaborate and join meetings from home can be the best cost-efficient decision you will have made. In fact, Amex reported savings between $10 – $15 annually in real estate costs when they decided to shift to a flexible working programme. By not renting conference rooms or other facilities for your meetings, you can cut costs in not time.
Being a company everyone wants to work for, allowing your employees to be productive, combining all your communication and meeting tools while you save money.. Sounds like a (business) dream come true? It doesn’t have to be a dream – make it a reality! It’s time you finally break down collaboration barriers and start hosting your meetings on your browser!