The web is available almost anywhere, including the workplace. Because the management at many companies see video as a way for employees to waste time, video content is often blocked. It doesn’t matter if the video helps the employee do his or her job better. All video is blocked.
Typically, the user doesn’t even see a place-holder for the video content. There is simply a black rectangle, with a message indicating the content is blocked due to company security policies. Not only do viewers not see the content, they may believe the website is dangerous. Why else would their company block it?
Do you want to depend on video to deliver your message, knowing that in many offices, your content will be blocked an unavailable?
This is part of the Series Video Has No Clothes You can read the entire series by clicking on the links below. Let me know whether you agree or disagree in the comments.
- Video Limitation #1: You Cannot Skim Through Video
- Video Limitation #2: Video Playback is STILL Not Universal
- Video Limitation #3: Video Content is Often Blocked by In-House Security
- Video Limitation #4: Video is often Perceived as Entertainment in the Workplace
- Video Limitation #5: Video Requires More Resources
- Video Limitation #6: Text May Have More Authority
- Video Limitation #7: How-To Videos are not as Informative as Text and Graphics
- Video Limitation #8: Many People Do Not Know How to Create Great Video
- Video Limitation #9: Video Takes Up Much More Bandwith
- Video Limitation #10: Search Engines Cannot Read Your Video