Digital events are the way forward for professionals – legal included. They do away with many of the issues surrounding in-person events, and help to deliver quality content on a far shorter timescale.
Corporate events are often met with suspicion by employees, but evidence suggests that they have an astonishing range of benefits for any business. Raconteur magazine found that corporate events improve team building and employee engagement while also giving a powerful platform for staff across the pay structure. Within law that means shared expertise, better happiness, and ultimately a better rate of wins in your cases. 2020’s global pandemic has made such events more difficult, but as always, technology has shown the way.
Picking a platform
These features can take many forms. The most basic will be simple chatroom and video call functions. A step up can be remote desk sharing and screen sharing, as featured on some market leaders such as Skype and Zoom. More advanced but more exciting are the platforms that allow activity feeds, polling, and other interactions such as games. With modern smartphone tech anything is possible, really – finding what your level is and applying it is key.
Taking the digital jump
Finding the correct platform can be expensive and you may consider if it’s worthwhile. When doing so, look at the savings that employees and businesses can make from moving a digital environment. According to Business.com, 60% of businesses have identified cost savings for themselves and their individual employees from telecommuting. There are time savings associated with this, too, which can allow you more time to work on your cases rather than needing to commute to event hosting areas.
In short, digital events are the way forward for professionals – legal included. They do away with many of the issues surrounding in-person events, and help to deliver quality content on a far shorter timescale. With demonstrable benefits for employees and for businesses, they are the future.