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Trends in The Workplace: Businesses That Let Their Employees Work From Home Thanks To Video Conferencing

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Why Working From Home Is On The Rise Thanks To Factors Like Video Conferencing

Work from homeThis month, Callbridge will be focusing on emerging trends in the 21st century workplace, and what they mean for your meetings. This week’s topic is centered around businesses that are giving their employees the flexibility to work from home, and why that’s a good thing for everyone.

If you don’t know what working from home means, it is basically exactly what it sounds like: working remotely for a company from your home or any other place that isn’t the office. Sounds great, right? While working from home used to something that people were afraid to ask about for fear of being seen as lazy, it has quickly become a major trend in the workplace thanks to technology like video conferencing.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why.

Working From Home Gives You The Flexibility To Live Your Life

I’m sure that many of us are aware that a person’s work takes up a majority of their lives. Unfortunately for us, the rest of the world doesn’t pause when you clock in. Things like going to the bank or waiting for technicians to come to your home become a major issue when you have to be at an office for a majority of the day. When you’re working from home, events like those become a footnote in your day –something you might not even mention to your friends or coworkers.

When you work from home, you can mostly keep to your own schedule. If you are the kind of person that your bosses and co-workers can rely on, then you can space out your work to fit into your schedule, and not the other way around.

Free And Easy Video Conferencing Means You Never Miss An Important Meeting

Office buildingThe root of the trend towards working from home is partially led by some of the technology offered by conferencing software like Callbridge. Video conferencing is quick and easy, and only requires a webcam and microphone –both of which are standard with any laptop.

Even things like sharing notes, presentations, or slides are now easily done using Callbridge’s online meeting room, meaning that almost anything you can do in person, you can do online. Now that people can join conferences from any device, they can be part of business meetings from virtually anywhere.

If you have never used video conferencing, you can learn more about it on our feature page, along with any other features you might be curious about.

Millennials Want To Work From Home

workers video conferenceMillennials desire workplace positivity over a higher wage, which is changing the way businesses think about hiring young employees. A recent study found over 90% of millennials desire to work from home, and that number is not projected to fall in the coming years.

For a millennial, the place where you work has to be a positive one that does not cause you too much stress. Money isn’t as important as mental wellness, and working from home from time to time is closely tied to that sense of wellness.

Are you thinking of hiring any employees soon? On top of holding video conferencing from anywhere, Callbridge also lets you take advantage of cutting-edge features like AI-assisted searchable meeting summaries. Consider trying Callbridge free for 30 days, and join the workplace trend of turning the world into your workplace.

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Julia Stowell

As head of marketing, Julia is responsible for developing and executing marketing, sales, and customer success programs that support business objectives and drive revenue.

Julia is a business-to-business (B2B) technology marketing expert with over 15 years of industry experience. She spent many years at Microsoft, in the Latin region, and in Canada, and since then has kept her focus on B2B technology marketing.

Julia is a leader and featured speaker at industry technology events. She is a regular marketing expert panelist at George Brown College and speaker at HPE Canada and Microsoft Latin America conferences on topics including content marketing, demand generation, and inbound marketing.

She also regularly writes and publishes insightful content on iotum’s product blogs;, and

Julia holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Old Dominion University. When she’s not immersed in marketing she spends time with her two children or can be seen playing soccer or beach volleyball around Toronto.

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