In the past, companies with branches all over the country or even in many parts of the world spend so much with IDD calls and travels of top executives just so they could attend a meeting at another branch. But this is not so anymore. Modern technology has allowed for Web conferencing so much so that general managers from all over the world can just sit in their offices and still attend an international meeting where quorum is needed.
The effective and efficient Web conference may need sophisticated system and equipment that could cost a lot of money but it is still worth it. After all, this is just a one-time expense, as compared to skyrocketing monthly telephone bills.
Conference calls make it possible for people to see each other's face, talk to each other, and see each other's expressions. And the good thing is, if there are virulent objections to the points being taken during the meeting, people are kept from hurting each other physically because they are just staring at a computer screen. The most that they could do is turn off the screen if they don't want to listen to the proceedings anymore. Or they could throw a vase at the screen, which could mean a very expensive payable.