5 indicators that it's time to invest in meeting room technology
TechLogix provides intuitive and easy-to-install meeting room solutions; but how do you know when it's time to invest? Grand Rapids Business Journal provided five signs that let you know when it's time for an upgrade:
1. Your technology doesn’t support how people communicate
Conferencing solutions and collaboration platforms are the tools needed to connect people and devices. They allow two people in different locations to have a face-to-face meeting. Collaboration platforms allow users to chat, text or call a coworker as easily as they do their family and friends outside of work. Both solutions have been developed in response to the way people are using personal technology, and will continue to adapt with new user habits. Workplaces that value effective and efficient communication should do the same.
2. Your productivity is declining
An inspiring, comfortable and flexible workspace is key to supporting employee productivity and keeping them engaged. According to a 2013 report by Gensler, employees in top-performing workplaces — that is, those workplaces that effectively balance focused and collaborative work — outperform their peers on measures of performance and innovation. When employees have the amenities they need, as well as their choice of privacy and noise level, they perform better in their work environment.
Technology is a huge factor in creating top-performing workplaces. Mobile technology allows people to work where and when they want, allowing for choice and control on a personal level. Collaborative technology such as videoconferencing, presentation screens and projectors allow groups to meet, share and innovate without obstructions. And room scheduling systems, which are connected to your office’s email client, allow employees to schedule time in the spaces that suit their work.
Creating connected spaces removes barriers to communication, collaboration and productivity — which in turn improves your bottom line.
3. Your team is growing
If your team is growing outside the walls of your workplace, or if you want to provide employees the flexibility to work anywhere, a unified communications strategy is key to keeping offsite employees connected.
4. Your square footage is underutilized
Determine the top performing and underperforming workspaces in your office and use this data to create spaces that work for your business and your employees, ensuring your real estate dollars go farther.
5. Your technology fails during meetings and presentations
Are you constantly tinkering with cables, adapters or remote controls during client meetings? Are your conference calls always getting dropped? These could be signs it’s time to make sure you have the right technology integrated into your meeting spaces.
The complete article from GRBJ is available online.