how do I put the human element into the virtual office?
Posted on 2011-03-05
We are considering a third location for our company but we have two key support people who have alot of interaction with employees each day in this office - one in particular, Sandy would be moved to the 3rd location and we don't want to lose that relationship. Is there a product or suggestion on how to perhaps have a webcam/audio link (two way) sitting in that new 3nd site office that displays on a TV or moniter in the home office and also displays in Sandy's office? Example: when home office people walk by, they can stop at Sandy's virtual desk and have a quick conversation or even hold up a document that Sandy can see at her end - allowing them to touch base right then?
We currently have a 2nd location out of state so we are set for all the hardware of share servers & sharepoint. But we have found that without the easy casual "face time", the 2nd location is not really part of our day to day life. That is keeping us from seriously considering a 3rd location even though it makes alot sense as gas prices keep rising. So - we want to virtually see Sandy sitting there and we want Sandy to see us walking over to her 'virtual' desk.
Thanks for any ideas.