Communication tool or aid
Meeting frequency is increasing, with statistics showing that top management in companies spends up to 17 hours a week in meeting rooms. That’s almost 46% of their working week! Meeting rooms and corporate conference rooms nowadays are being used for all sorts of meetings; interdepartmental coordination, strategy development, relationship building etc. Meetings can be offline, online or a mix of the two and include presentations or video conference calls with offsite workers.
Employees bring their own devices to meeting rooms (laptops, tablets, laser pointers) and use a variety of multimedia to convey their key points, such as slide decks with text and images, audio clips and short videos, mirror their screens to perform a live demo and much more.
In this age of consumer technology, employees expect and demand that meeting room equipment is compatible with their own devices. Furthermore, employees that have the freedom to use their preferred form of communication in meetings are also more likely to be motivated and communicate more effectively.
It is, therefore, essential for companies to invest in high-quality AV equipment in their meeting rooms that can support employees’ goals.
Long-distance communication and remote working
Many companies have offices in several locations, employ freelancers and remote workers or communicate with clients in other countries. In these settings, a lot of communication takes place using online collaboration tools such as chatting and video conferencing apps. Video conferencing requires a fast and stable internet connection as well as the necessary audio and video equipment to support online communication.