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Replace business trips with video conferencing

Themes: Commuting, Money saving

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Young male taking a video conference call from home

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The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us how flexible our working environments and business commitments can be.

While it is still important to meet and interact in person, these last few months have shown many of us that online meetings can be an effective alternative. Zoom grew by 3000%1 in the first month of Lockdown. Other online video conferencing companies like GoToMeeting, MS Teams, Google Hangouts, and more have all seen massive increases in usage too.

Online, virtual business activity may still have a carbon cost, but it is much lower than travelling for work – particularly by car.

1www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52884782

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Replace business trips with video conferencing

Themes: Commuting, Money saving

Impact:
Effort:
Cost:
Young male taking a video conference call from home

Description

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us how flexible our working environments and business commitments can be.

While it is still important to meet and interact in person, these last few months have shown many of us that online meetings can be an effective alternative. Zoom grew by 3000%1 in the first month of Lockdown. Other online video conferencing companies like GoToMeeting, MS Teams, Google Hangouts, and more have all seen massive increases in usage too.

Online, virtual business activity may still have a carbon cost, but it is much lower than travelling for work – particularly by car.

1www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52884782

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