Then there was the task of educating users on how to implement the technology and encouraging them to work with it. "To get users to embrace this technology and encourage adoption, we hosted key individual and leader one-on-ones, provided facilitated experiences early with business teams, and held open houses to showcase the technology for the general employee population," says Heltsley.
Procter & Gamble declares that the resources and time invested in its telepresence network were well spent. Over six months, the company avoided more than 6,000 international flights, the equivalent of taking more than 3,000 cars off of the road for an entire year. Moreover, the company says that it has saved millions in travel costs -- and it expects to see more savings as more studios are added and video-enabled collaboration tools become embedded in business practices.
Moreover, Heltsley says that the systems has been a hit with travel-weary employees, freeing up time to be more productive at work, as well enjoy improved work-life balance. The company also reports that the studios have helped to reduce decision-making cycles significantly: Teams can make decisions in minutes instead of days.