Businesses succeed when employees are able to work together efficiently to solve complex problems, execute new initiatives, and share knowledge.
Collaboration tools like Slack and Zoom enable employees to get quick answers from peers and hold real-time conversations from anywhere. But when covering the details is critical, most of us still spend hours typing up lengthy emails, decks, and documents — complete with explanations, screenshots, action items, and more — to make sure others understand.
There’s a better way to share complex, detailed information. With modern video collaboration software, your teams can comprehensively document and securely share virtually any kind of know-how, from the micro-nuances of a project’s next steps, to the most granular subject matter expertise. And most importantly, they can do it all in no more time than it takes to hold a meeting or share an idea in the hallway — far faster than writing, without sacrificing any of the details.
Love them or hate them, meetings are still one of the most effective ways for employees to collaborate and share ideas. That’s why companies continue to invest in tools to optimize meetings — from conference room hardware and smart calendars to all kinds of unified communications systems, we’ve removed many of the barriers that once impeded our ability to connect with coworkers in real-time.
But what happens once the meeting begins? We’re still not collaborating as effectively as we could be. During the discussion, we rely on manual notes and minutes to document decisions. Afterwards, we take hours writing up summaries and next steps. And any details missed, either during the meeting or after, are lost.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Recording your meetings — using the conference room technology and unified communications tools you already have — can help make your people more productive by enabling them to revisit key meeting moments or view conversations they weren’t able to join live, while also protecting your company by providing a record of what happened during each interaction.
Zoom, Cisco, Polycom, BlueJeans, and others make it easy to record a meeting. But then what? Panopto not only gives you the ability to automate meeting recording across your organization, but also gives you the tools your teams need to improve collaboration after the meeting ends.
Panopto is the perfect complement to your video conferencing system, with smart integrations so you can record with your existing tools and automatically upload to Panopto.
Most video conferencing tools don’t support secure sharing. Panopto automatically uploads your recordings to a secure library, where you can manage permissions and set retention policies.
Panopto automatically transcribes every word spoken in your meeting, so you’ll always be able to look back at what was said, without ever taking notes.
Recording with a video conferencing tool? Panopto records every video feed and screen share. Recording with an in-room camera? Panopto records every presenter and their slides. Doing both at once? We do that, too.
Need to find two specific minutes from last month’s project call? Panopto indexes every video for every word spoken or shown, so you can skip right to the moments you’re searching for.
Make your meetings more useful by enabling participants to collaborate inside meeting videos with time-stamped threaded discussions, bookmarks, and personal notes for easy reference.
Every employee is an expert in something. Making all that know-how shareable — whether for training someone new, collaborating on team projects, or just creating documentation for future reference — could help make your teams far more productive, if only it were easier. But text-based knowledge sharing solutions simply take too long for most employees to use, and meeting in person just doesn’t scale (especially for information that needs to be shared often).
Video is different. With video, your employees can document and share detailed information in far less time than they can by creating a text document. Panopto makes it easy to capture even the most complicated multi-camera walkthroughs, demonstrations, explainers, standard operating procedures, best practices, and more, using the laptops and webcams they already have.
And after recording, Panopto automatically uploads every video to your own secure, central video library, where it is optimized for playback on any device and indexed for search. That way, your people’s expertise is not only easy to document, but it’s easy for others to find and learn from on-demand, too.
“Our teams are leveraging Panopto more and more to enable social knowledge sharing. And the reason for that is because of the unique capture capability that Panopto has to capture what’s on your screen, along with additional video from additional cameras, and bring it all together and make it easy to search and share.”Ken Davis, Senior Learning Technology Specialist, Qualcomm Inc.
Slack helped revolutionize the way we communicate at work, enabling people to instantly source quick input from teammates via searchable chat. But not every question can be answered with a few lines of text. When the details are critical, when it’s easier to show instead of tell, or when there’s just too much to type, Slack and other collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams simply aren’t the most efficient channels.
With Panopto you don’t have to wait to get everyone in a meeting or muddle through a lengthy email chain. Employees can simply record whatever information they need to share, providing audio commentary as they go. Panopto captures every last detail for the viewer, so others can follow along as though they were standing right over your shoulder. Viewers can watch on-demand as soon as they have a few minutes, speed up or slow down the playback speed, search the content within the video, and even leave time stamped comments and questions inside the video.
Best of all? Panopto video links can be shared directly in Slack, so your people still share comprehensive, detailed information with their teammates without having to give up their favorite communication tool.
Too many meetings at most organizations are PowerPoint-driven lectures, structured to offer little opportunity to get real work done and real decisions made. But there is an alternative. The flipped meeting — pioneered by innovative companies like Amazon and LinkedIn, and built on the model of the flipped classroom that has been rolled out in universities across the country and around the world.
Flipping your meetings can help you win back time wasted in meetings, ensure that every meeting you attend is productive, and empower your teams to collaboratively make smarter, timelier decisions. See how, in our complete guide to flipping your meetings.
You can’t manage what you can’t measure. With Panopto, you’ll see how many meetings you’re really having and how much time is spent in them, as well as which employees are watching which meetings, what topics are searched and viewed most, and so much more.
Find out how much your company is losing with this first-of-its-kind workplace productivity study by Panopto and YouGov.
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