We have been helping companies for over ten years with Video Conferencing technologies for the workplace. It is a crucial part of any business, allowing employees to connect with each other and their clients anytime and anywhere. Although the first thought would be it creates improved productivity, the best benefit to any business is better communication and collaboration.
But Video Conferencing is just the beginning. As we look towards the next few years, our physical offices and workplace technology solutions will continually evolve. Let’s take a look at some of these solutions and just a few points at how they will help us all improve communication and collaboration within your organizations, allowing people from different departments, partners, and clients to work together on projects without being in the same room.
Video conferencing is a great way to place to start. It connects employees, regardless of location, remotely, on a work site, or from home. The benefit of video conferencing is its versatility. It can also be used for training, meetings, live demos, one-on-one conversations, and a wide variety of presentations.
It’s been proven over the past decade by using video conferencing; you will save money on travel costs. But that only scratches the surface of the benefits to your company. The benefits are the benefits of better communications, inter and intra-collaboration, and improved work-life balance for employees.
The variety of uses will only increase in the future. We are dedicated to helping our clients reap these benefits and believe each has unique and individual requirements. Our goal is to design from the “conference out,” which means creating offices, meeting spaces, boardrooms, training rooms, etc., that work within the companies’ goals and budgets.
That is why we have solutions beyond the video conferencing room. These solutions encompass the Whole Office and the underlying technologies to support improved productivity and collaboration across the enterprise.
Smart Office Solutions
Smart Office Solutions integrate technology into the workplace, improving productivity and efficiency, reducing costs, and increasing employee satisfaction.
Smart Office Solutions can include:
- Video Conferencing Systems
- Virtual meeting solutions
- BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) tools
- Shared content and smart devices
- Audio-Visual technologies and signage
- Structured Cabling
- Physical Security and Access Control
- Audio Visual Design
What comes to mind when you think of the word “office”?
You can imagine rows of cubicles and employees hunched over their computers. But there’s no reason for your workspace to be so one-dimensional. We believe that technology is more than just a means of communication—it can also be used as an effective tool for your employees to work better and smarter.
That’s why we’ve spent so much time working with our clients to determine their needs, not just for today, but where they want to be 5 or 10 years from now. Nothing is easy, but if you are dedicated to providing an excellent workplace for your employees and consider all aspects of office technology, not just the “project” needed today, it becomes easier to look at your technology as a roadmap.
We have worked with many clients in designing AV solutions that work for them today and can be leveraged in the future. No one can fully predict where any technology will be in a decade, but by working with us, we can help navigate along the way.
A coordinated technology plan for your physical offices that is planned and staged for the future, along with updates and meetings, will ensure your AV technologies will support your business and provide real ROI on your investments.
While collaboration technologies have been around for a while, they’ve only recently become so advanced and required. The best solutions today can bring people together worldwide and allow them to work together seamlessly.
The results are undeniable: improved communication leads to better collaboration, which contributes directly to better business outcomes. If your workplace has already implemented some of these solutions, we encourage you to try out more! If you still need an implementation plan, consider this digital workspace guide as a starting point for brainstorming about how these solutions can benefit your organization.
With the right solutions, companies can improve their business, including:
- Improve employee productivity
- Enhance collaboration
- Increase employee satisfaction
- Streamline business processes
- Reduce costs, both financial and environmental
The next few years will be exciting for the workplace. We use all kinds of names to “define” it, but the bottom line is the workplace is evolving for every business and organization. To keep pace, finding a workplace solutions technology partner is essential. We have proven our ability to help our clients, and our goal is to help them keep pace with changes. We are here to help our clients design office space to meet their needs today and provide the pathway for evolution in the future.
Let us know if we can help!