Using Video for Remote Team Building

As the world becomes more digital, many companies are going remote (or even remote-first). In fact, the number of people who are non-self employed and work at home has grown 115% since 2005, which is nearly 10x faster than the rest of the workforce. And it makes sense, there are some definite perks when it comes working remotely aside from being able to wear slippers all day—82% of remote workersreport lower stress levels than if they were working in an office setting.

So, how do people who work around the world communicate with one another in an authentic, meaningful way? Whether it's holding meetings over Google Hangouts or meeting with clients over Zoom, video chat is a staple of remote work. But that's live video chat. What about regular video?

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In 2014, Ragan Communications found that 71% of communicators are currently using video as their main form of communication internally, and 72% plan to increase their use of internal video. Turns out, regular video is just as useful for remote team bonding as live video chat.