Synopsis: Telepresence is key to offering businesses of every size and location to grow globally with low cost expansion. Telepresence offers face to face interaction between individuals, with miles and miles between their monitors. The technology of telepresence offers many avenues of expansion, growth, costs saving and team building, as an all in one product. Businesses of today need to step on board with the meetings and preferred “contact” of tomorrow. 1) What kinds of limitations do you see for users of telepresence? Is it really a substitute for face-to-face meetings?
Make a list of features of face-to-face meetings. Then consider a range of business situations as an employee, from initial hire, to working with a team, to understanding what your boss wants, and even a termination meeting. How would telepresence work for you in these situations? The limitations presented for users of telepresence are the eye contact, body gestures, actual feeling of the atmosphere present with the other individual(s). There is a lacking of personal warmth. I believe that it has to be the substitute for face to face meetings as the world is changing.
If it was my decision, I would not think that it is best for business, I appreciate face to face, smell, touch, and feeling. However in today’s business world, it has to be the substitute. Telepresence would work for satisfactory of the business purpose at hand, in an interview, employers can save time by logging onto their computer screen, instead of taking up time meeting, greeting, seating applicants etc. It would allow the employee the benefit of being in familiar surroundings during the stressful interview, as well as cut costs on time, gas etc.
Understanding what a boss wants can be achieved, as if your boss is out of the country, he can still be reached and seen and spoken too about the project at hand. He is always available. That is kind of the same as working with a team; you can consistently be in contact with your team members, even if your team members live on different continents. This allows for technology to stream together continuously as a whole. A termination meeting would be a lot less stressful if it happened somewhere else other than work in front of coworkers; also, I am the kind of person that is a better speaker when I am in confrontation, via phone, Skype etc.
This would benefit me as I would be persistent and persuasive, more so than I would be in person. 2) What are the business benefits of telepresence described in these videos? What is the benefit of a hologram? The benefits are the strategic communications solution, time management, creating stronger relationships with customers and clients, as well as partners and suppliers, decision making is increased, as well as studies (as you can have individuals in another country with separate data speaking and working with you at once).
Travel costs are cut, and employee time is better spent actually working on the project and/or tasks at hand. Also, there are no limitations to how far your business can grow and reach, if a computer is at hand. A hologram benefits individuals as it creates the design of the human, not an avatar but actual human. This is a benefit as it creates the more personal, believable online meeting. 3) In the past, work was organized into central buildings located in central locations (like cities) in order to facilitate face-to-face interactions.
What impacts might telepresence have on the organization of work? How could you use these tools to organize work on a global scale with actually building physical facilities in remote locations? The impact of telepresence in large and small origination is immense. Large corporations can place headquarters, units, etc in low cost areas, allowing for cost saving and centralizing of the area. Small businesses are impacted as they are able to compete and operate on a global scale, while still saving money and operating in low cost areas, or even homes.
Telepresence strengthens the ability of businesses to operate and expand globally, while decreasing costs, and space needed in the previous central buildings in skyscraper cities. 4) Why is it important that the remote locations using teleprescence have the same lighting, seating, and style? I believe it is to create a more realism meeting, distracting the viewer with separate lighting, colors, objects, areas etc, only adds to the distraction that it is a teleprescence meeting at hand.
The goal of the teleprescence product is to create transparency among users. 5) What applications of telepresence would be useful for marketing to customers? I believe there are many different aspects of telepresence that would be useful for marketing to customers. Customers could see the product in real time being used. They would be able to ask the instructor questions about the product, just as they could be using or showing the product and defects that they are finding.
It would be a product that would gain trust as customers could speak with the supplier company in real time. Also, customers could speak about what they don’t like about the product, as well as helping to design future products. It all depends on the product at hand, if it was a large scale product placing demos in remote locations would add to the products success, no matter where the customer lived. The customer would always be able to see and hear the business, and their questions would not go unanswered.