If business professionals from the 1960s had a time machine and transported themselves to a meeting room in 2018 with interactive video or video collaboration, they’d likely be shocked at how meetings have evolved.
This would also be true for business professionals from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and even from a couple of years ago.
The workplace has gone through dramatic changes over the last few years and, in a way, all those changes are on display in meeting rooms:
- Meetings tend to be smaller, typically between 3 and 6 people.
- Rooms tend to be smaller, as the traditionally large, rectangular conference room is becoming a relic of the past.
- Meetings often include colleagues who are not in the office as remote employment and conferencing both have gained remarkable traction over the last several years.
- Open office design and elimination of most closed-door offices has spurred more frequent, often impromptu meetings.
- Meeting rooms these days seem incomplete without providing employees with an interactive platform for video collaboration.
Employees — whether they’re physically in the room or working remotely — need to be able to share content for the team to view on a screen. They need a platform for interacting with that content such as a touchscreen that allows multiple people to make notes at the same time.
As such, video collaboration has emerged as one of the most important solutions that AV integration firms can provide to their customers across all vertical markets. If your customers have meetings, they need video collaboration.
The challenge is that many system designers fail to understand the nuances of an effective video collaboration solution.
A great example is that many don’t understand how important interactivity is to a collaboration solution. It’s not sufficient to throw a typical TV or video display up on a wall and call it a small huddle room.
This 4-question quiz will help integrators and their customers better understand how to plan for an effective, interactive video collaboration solution.