Cellular News reports on a survey by BT Conferencing that shows how the flexible working opportunity created as a result of audio conferencing over the phone and the fact that our colleagues can’t see us means that: 68% have dialled into a conference call wearing pyjamas, 50% have dialled in wearing only our undies and 20% have dialled in without even bothering with clothes.
The most popular place to call into a conference from is “when relaxing in bed”. With users also admitting to calling in during “a visit to the bathroom” as well as while travelling in the car or on a train.
Concentrating on a conference call is also seemingly difficult and it’s reportedly common for callers to be “multi-tasking”. Most popular secondary activities include: Cooking, Changing nappies, feeding babies, shopping, painting the ceiling, getting waxed, having a massage and getting our feet done at the chiropodist.
All of this is evidence should be very interesting to remote “teleDoctors” – if you’re interested in ensuring your patients can appreciate your professional reputation and that you are giving them your undivided attentions you might want to think about making the move to Video Conferencing…