How has the corona crisis affected your life?
That was one of the questions I got yesterday at dinner with some friends. I leaned back and reached for my glass of wine. A more than tasty Pingus, I may add.
After a small sip, I said:
“Well, I think what the crisis has changed in my life is that I no longer have to attend all sorts of physical meetings. All meetings are moved online, either via. Google meets or Zoom and has meant a lot to my life. First and foremost, it has given me more freedom and made my life more flexible.
My dinner guests all agreed. And I think many are happy that meetings have increasingly moved online.
There are many platforms where you can hold meetings, but here I want to take a closer look at Zoom, which is probably the most well-known in addition to Google and Skype.
Recently Zoom launched their revised vision to make their online meetings “better than in-person meetings.”
Yes, it may sound strange because you cannot replace the feeling it gives to sit in front of someone you love or the intimacy you can get with a fortification partner over a cup of coffee. Or can one? Maybe not, but perhaps it’s not the meetings that they want to do better, but there is a kind of meetings that during the corona crisis from one day to the next went digital.
Holding meetings over Zoom is very time saving and much cheaper than holding meetings physically, and there are also many benefits to built-in functionality. You can quickly share documents, share your screen and even record your session.
Zoom also shared that they are working on adding extra layers to their digital meeting space. You can already choose your background. This is the first step in creating a digital meeting room.
I think we will see all future business meetings being moved online and increasingly to the metaverse.