HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Dec. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to share their expertise on promoting quality collaboration in an office environment, video conferencing equipment supplier, IVCi, shares 3 ways to maximize the value of small meeting room spaces.
While the primary factor that keeps a business moving forward may be the people, the fact of the matter is that those employees need an effective place to work. Today's companies must contend with a struggle to maximize their current office space square footage to accommodate employees and meetings, as well as cost of office space which is increasing annually.
Listed below are just a few of the ways that companies can make the most of small meeting spaces.
Open Floor Plans. While the open space is desirable for Millennials and Gen Y, productivity has suffered because it is loud. However, this noise is reduced when you factor in desktop video conferencing platforms. The sound masking and soundscaping technologies offered by IVCi, compensate for the noise open floor plans create and allow companies to truly get the most out of their overall technology investment.
Leveraging the Latest Technology Advancements. Another way to get around having space constraints is to take advantage of the latest and greatest technology in the AV industry. Desktop VC platforms, for example, allow for decentralized collaboration between multiple locations without the need for a conference room. Wireless connectivity increases the ability to interact with content stored in the cloud on demand from virtually any device. In addition, the use of AI allows for the removal of complexities from meeting spaces, such as beginning or ending a meeting, so daily users can seamlessly use the in-room technology.
AV conferencing and presentation technology can also be useful without the telecommunications aspect. With creative, space-saving implementations of these collaboration solutions, companies can stretch the utility of a room and keep it comfortable rather than cramped.
Comfort. While there are a variety of creative space-saving solutions, at the end of the day, there are going to be some limitations if a company doesn't have adequate space. With that being the case, it's important to take into consideration how the overall décor of the space will impact the technology you put into the room. For example, glass walls are very popular, however, you cannot run cables up a glass wall to connect devices and if the sun is shining through the window, it could create glares and impact people's ability to see the displays.
Since 1995, IVCi has provided collaborative technology platforms by integrating innovative Audio Visual, Unified Communications, Video Conferencing, Voice, and Cloud services to thousands of companies. Our mission is to enable our customers to improve their business and their bottom line by designing, building, and supporting physical and virtual collaborative meeting rooms across the United States and the world.