From the UK: Understanding boardroom technology holds key to productivity
ITProPortal recently relayed a troubling statistic for our friends in the United Kingdom: the UK trails other members of the G7 group of countries in productivity growth by 16%. Perhaps more worrisome is high number of factors influencing this number and that most of the solutions require long-term investment.
The good news is technology (and firms like TechLogix) hold the key to a more rapid recovery.
Presentation technology assistance proves to be the most time-consuming IT issue, with IT departments at mid-sized companies reporting an average of 11 requests per week. In other words, this is a serious global IT challenge for enterprises of all sizes.
Most IT decision makers believe that the matter needs to be addressed in two ways. On one hand, businesses ought to invest time and effort into ensuring all employees understand boardroom technology and are able to ‘troubleshoot’ any small issues that may arise. This is particularly relevant in the UK, where an overwhelming 86% of respondents in our survey saw a need for better technological skills to improve digital know-how across staff members.
Secondly, IT professionals recommend that employers modernise presentation technology and use wireless, easy-to-install and easy-to-use equipment. As virtual meetings spanning multiple locations become more prevalent, it is equally important to build out the network capabilities required to handle the influx of data. The deployment of solutions that allow for seamless meetings without any technical hiccups will cultivate a digitally-savvy workforce and maximise meeting efficiency.
Businesses that acknowledge how imperative technology is to productivity will be the ones that thrive. Those that don’t risk seeing the digital divide in the boardroom continue to grow, impacting their productivity and profitability more and more as time goes on.
TechLogix is tackling corporate technology through automation and simplicity. Their Share-Me™ line of products was specifically designed to ensure meetings start on-time without a training investment by users.