In February, Oblong Industries conducted a survey of Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) attendees to determine how business professionals "feel about the state of their current workplace collaboration and technology." The respondent mix--over 73,000 audio-visual and collaboration professionals--yielded some interesting results that point at easy-to-use and easy-to-deploy meeting solutions.
Immersiveness is required for driving better problem solving. Over 89 percent of respondents say engaging with information and data in a more interactive and immersive way would improve their ability to solve complex business problems.
Better collaboration technology is required for solving complex business issues. "Neutral" at 39 percent was the most common response to whether respondents believe their employer offers the right tools for collaborating with remote team members to solve complex business problems. This suggests that while organizations may be providing some level of technology for distributed teams, it may be an incomplete toolset that still leaves room for enhancement.
Technical delays are a recurrent issue in meetings. 42 percent of respondents said their biggest challenge with their meeting room technology today is technical delays in starting meetings.
Flexible work environments and technology are required to engage millennials. 52 percent of respondents said the most important way to engage Millennials (now the largest workforce segment) is flexible working (remote work, work/life balance) followed at 29 percent by energizing workspaces with the latest technology.