Ideally all meetings would be held face to face, but with much busier calendar, high transport oststs and environmental considerations video conferencing is the next best thing.
Chromebox for meetings uses Google+ Hangouts for videoconferencing, allowing any Gmail user to join a meeting from the device of their choice; and the service syncs with Google Calendar. Meetings can include up to 15 participants on a range of different devices. Third party tools are available to help you connect to traditional video conferencing systems or with participants using phones rather than Google+ Hangouts. The system also includes a web-based management console.