Why Video Conferencing is Super for Supermoms

If you’re a working mother with young kids, you know the frustrations of trying to balance work and life.  Sometimes it can feel like success at work comes at the cost of taking care of your family and that getting ahead in business means sacrificing valuable time with your children.

You can still participate in meetings at work, even from home, via video conferencing.

Fortunately, there’s a solution. You guessed it: HD video conferencing technology allows working moms to better split their time between work and home without sacrificing either.  Whether you’re interested in working from home regularly or just telecommuting a few days a week, a video conferencing setup can help you live a happier, less-divided life.

Why Telecommute?

Telecommuting is one of the fastest growing trends in business and every day, more employers are realizing the advantages of this arrangement.  Thanks to video collaboration technology, working from home no longer makes you feel out of the loop or unavailable to fellow employees. They can connect to you with just the touch of a button.

Here are a few of the advantages of teleworking for supermoms:

    • Save money.  Daycare can be expensive, as can the gas it takes to commute to work every day.  Even telecommuting just a day or two a week can save you some serious cash.

Superdads can benefit from telecommuting too. (Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia)

  • Spend more time with your family. Your relationship with your children is incredibly important.  Why sacrifice it when you don’t have to?  Working from home allows you to spend more time with your children, ensuring they get the care and attention they need while allowing you to continue a career you love.
  • Set your own schedule. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits associated with working from home is the ability to set your own schedule.  When do you work best?  When do you normally eat?  Do you like to work out or clean the house during the day?  Working from home gives you the flexibility to do your job on your own terms.
  • Get more done in less time. For some people, working in an office can be distracting.  Working from home allows you to shape your own work environment to your particular needs.

All these reasons are great, but the single biggest advantage to telecommuting is that you’ll no longer have to compromise between being a great mother and being a successful businessperson.  And you can’t put a price on that.

- Dan Lothringer
Dan is a contributing writer for VideoConferencingSpot.com

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