There are many factors contributing to the increase in inter-company telepresence, such as the current economic state, geopolitics and public health, to name a few. As companies look to reduce travel costs while increasing their global footprint, understanding and implementing an inter-company telepresence is a growing necessity.

The Human Productivity Lab, together with Brockmann & Company, has recently compiled The Inter-Company Telepresence & Video Conferencing Handbook. This handbook is a guide for creating an inter-company telepresence and/or videoconferencing program with partners, vendors, or customers. The handbook discusses the drivers of telepresence, the fundamentals of inter-company telepresence, and the best practices in inter-company telepresence operations.  From operational issues to cultural concerns, the handbook addresses all aspects of inter-company telepresence.

To coincide with the release of this handbook, the Human Productivity Lab will be hosting Developing an Inter-Company Telepresence and Visual Collaboration Program Conference & Working Group on April 22, 2010 in Reston, Virginia. A great supplement to the handbook, the conference will pick up where the handbook left off, providing attendees with more detailed information on how their organization can create an inter-company telepresence and videoconferencing program to cut costs, improve individual and organizational productivity, and accelerate time-to-market advantage.

For more information on the conference, please click here.

For the complete handbook, please click here.                   HPL_Brockmann_Handbook_Cover