Can we zoom in? How the pandemic will change expectations in the conference room, and what you can do about it.
After over a year of seeing only the head and shoulder view of your colleagues, you might be wondering what the future of work will look like for your organization. Some might work from home permanently, others might continue with a hybrid approach. One thing is certain, we’ve all become very accustomed to the virtual meeting environment. Because more than a pandemic lifesaver, video conferencing saves time & resources too. No wonder businesses large and small are seeing the potential in a visually connected workforce.
“I’ve been in the audio visual (AV) solutions business for nearly 20 years, and during that time, I’ve seen virtual meeting technologies become increasingly affordable and accessible. Regardless, of where your organization stands on the work from home debate, you will likely be conducting more business via video than ever before.” – Jeff Erb, AV Director
Are your meeting spaces up to the challenge?
Remember, your co-workers now expect to see your face, hear you clearly & share their screen with you. It’s a fairly easy setup for individuals at home; all you need is a laptop and a reliable internet connection. However, in a post pandemic world, your staff will need conference room environments that offer that same face to face experience. For most meeting spaces, putting a cheap webcam on top of a TV is not going to do the job.
Conference rooms are all unique in terms of size, shape & surface materials. This means that the right conferencing system for your room is not likely to be a simple one box solution. An experienced AV integrator can select the right equipment; high resolution displays for screen sharing, multi element microphone arrays for audio clarity & cameras that can even zoom in automatically for that familiar head and shoulders view. Heck with a new audiovisual system in your conference room, you could even stream some music for that long awaited all staff grill-out!