Prior to the covid-19 pandemic, little was known about the concept of virtual meetings in Nigeria. Virtual meeting in layman’s term is an invention which enables people to engage in meetings and discussions remotely via audio and visual technology. This technology-aided Nigerians in observing social distance which is one of the essential protocols needed in curtailing the rapid spread of the covid-19 pandemic.
Body corporate and Government Institutions had to quickly adopt this technology in carrying out their daily routines. In a country noted to be consumers of foreign technology, those in the business of providing this technology made brisk money out of it as a result of the season of the pandemic.
Today, the virtual meeting has become a fast trending and more acceptable means and a new normal for conducting corporate meeting and gatherings remotely in Nigeria, because it affords the opportunity of convenience and comfort. Government and Private Establishments, today conduct their meetings, inaugurations, and luncheons remotely and at ease without hassles associated with physical contacts.
Today, it saves time, energy, and money for staff and management of organizations to embark on virtual meetings as it can be done at the comfort of their homes or anywhere they choose. This is a new trend and new normal Nigerians are fast getting used to. This new normal has equally enabled Nigerians to be more accessible remotely in order to discuss organizational matters affecting their workplace, thus preventing them from the hectic nature of city life and congestions associated with it. In all, the implication of this new normal is that it saves time, reduces the number of people caught up in traffic gridlocks, and ensures productivity is carried on remotely.