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Lima, October 13, 2021Updated 10/13/2021 09:42 am

Almost half of the people who participate in video meetings as part of the current hybrid work model do not participate in them, despite the fact that six out of ten employees believe they have the necessary tools to telework.

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This is how it is extracted from Cisco Hybrid Work Index, which has analyzed the use of technological tools in the current work context, in which remote and hybrid work has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Among its main conclusions, Cisco reveals a lack of interaction in video conferences, since almost half of the participants (48.2%) do not speak during video meetings. Fatigue, background noise, culture clashes, or lack of fluency in languages ​​explain this lack of interaction.

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Although 60 percent of those consulted affirm that they have all the necessary technology to telework, four out of ten Spanish workers believe that it can be improved, for example through tools such as artificial intelligence (AI).

In fact, Using AI in Cisco Webex Platform Video Meetings -with 650 million monthly users worldwide- has increased by 200 percent in the last three months.

Teletrabajo (Foto: NATHAN STIRK/GETTY IMAGES)
Teletrabajo (Foto: NATHAN STIRK/GETTY IMAGES)

The simultaneous translation and transcription (with subtitles that appear on the screen in the native language), the reduction of background noise, the recognition of gestures such as the famous thumbs up and live polls are some of the most used AI functions.

The meeting exhaustion It also affects this lack of participation of one in two interlocutors. In this sense, there are AI-based tools that inform workers of the time spent in meetings and help them reflect on how to best use it to reconcile. A) Yes, 88 percent of users consulted by Cisco access these recommendations more than once a month.

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