One of the major barriers to those who were looking for management training was the fact that they would need some people to manage. While theoretical work develops a grasp of how things should be done, it pales in comparison to real-life examples that use the training and help cultivate management styles. Technology has been increasingly helpful with that. But how can streaming technology improve training and management in 2020?
Managing Teams Remotely
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Technology provides many ways of improving how we work. Video call companies such as the 2020 breakout company Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts show that managing teams can be conducted efficiently without ever meeting them in person. The rise in people working from home means that managers must adapt their styles – and, luckily, livestreaming enables them not only to do this, but to learn how to do this in the first place. With 63% of departments in an organization having someone working remotely, training in the same way can be beneficial.
A study in 2020 found that, much like their feelings towards unnecessary meetings, one-third of surveyed employees felt they wasted time on video calls which could have been emails. So, if nothing else, it shows that video calls and livestreaming technology have seamlessly replaced meetings – whether employees think they should be attending them or not. Having said that, livestreaming technology could also help save time in other areas of employment such as networking.
Employees in many sectors must undergo training. This could be standard health and safety training, undertaken by many and with good reason – accidents and injury at work cost a whopping £16.2 billion, while 38.8 million working days are lost to work-related mishaps.
But modern technology means that more employees can receive basic training. This could be COSHH training, fire safety training, or role-specific training. Livestreaming and video technology help ensure this can be completed in a more efficient manner.
Training courses for many things can be undertaken by seeing the instructor through some kind of livestream with little to no need for in-person contact. For instance, the UK-run CPD program of continuing professional development runs many courses and training modules remotely. This means that more people can continue their development, become better employees, and more well-rounded individuals.
Industries Rapidly Adopting Livestreaming
But it’s not just training and management that have benefitted from the rise in livestreaming and video software. Live video software has been integrated across the board into a variety of industries. The technology reflects the very latest in modern tech marvels, so many sectors are showing their commitment to the future by deploying it as part of their standard business.
For example, GP’s surgeries in the UK saw a 28% increase in virtual appointments from April to September 2019 than the corresponding months in 2018. The healthcare industry has begun to increase its use of video calls for doctor’s appointments and livestreaming to make surgery easier. The global digital healthcare industry is worth around $850 billion – and part of this comes from the use of modern technologies to streamline processes.
Entertainment has also seen a rise in using multimedia and live video technology. For instance, the online casino industry makes use of livestreaming technology to offer something extra for its players. As Betway shows with their range of live table games, players can engage with classics such as roulette and poker while also seeing a live dealer in front of them who controls the game. This combines the benefits of online casinos with the ability to create an added layer of immersion for the player.
Traditional commerce began to fully utilize livestreaming throughout 2020. There are approximately 24 million e-commerce sites vying for similar pools of customers, so it makes sense that many would be utilizing every trick in their arsenal, including livestreaming. Livestreaming commerce means that customers can watch video content from people and then buy the items in real time – much like making purchases through TV channels in the early 2000s.
Not only has technology boosted the number of different kinds of employment, but it has also done wonders for training and management. What previously might have taken years to master can be done a lot more efficiently thanks to modern technology. Ultimately, technology provides many ways for people to streamline their own paths for success whether undertaking mandatory training or aiming to become a top manager.