As companies choose new hybrid workflows, technologies that create inclusive, productive and collaborative work will pandemic in this ongoing pandemic.
In line with Gartner’s major strategic technology trends for 2021, flexibility for remote and hybrid work has become a major focus for organizations seeking to attract and retain the best talent.
So what does this mean for a traditional conference room?
This suggests that employers will have to use innovative tools to support their remote operations to meet the growing needs of today’s workforce.
From high-quality desktop monitors and touchscreen display boards to mobile devices that provide a desktop-like experience, technology is the key to rethinking what tomorrow’s office might look like.
Inclusive and collaborative
Those who worked remotely before the pandemic should be especially excited by these newly set up conference rooms. After years of seeing their images in a small box on a monitor, they are already reaping the benefits of new collaboration tools such as Samsung’s line of interactive digital displays. These great hanging devices engage all team members, allowing them to view documents, summarize and store notes digitally, make presentations, and transfer content from their devices to everyone’s screen.
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“There are many important roles that technology plays, but one of the most important is to provide a productive work experience for employees, whether they are in the office or working from home,” said Mary Peterson, vice president of IT & Enterprise Solutions. , Samsung Canada.
“Companies need to make sure they provide the right tools to support today’s hybrid workplace. With Samsung’s innovative digital display solutions, today’s businesses can increase the collaboration of their employees from the office to the home. “
That’s why many companies are looking to use the updated conference room, re-evaluating their communications solutions to accommodate a global workforce with offices in different time zones. New technologies offer great prospects for replacing real-time meetings and phone calls with recorded videos, messaging, and other asynchronous platforms that create exciting, real-world meetings.
Interaction and community
As telecommuting continues, companies need assistance in maintaining the employment of their employees. Audiovisual technologies enable people to interact effectively in a virtual environment through messaging channels, video and audio conferencing, webcams, knowledge portals and other online solutions.
Technology also plays an important role in fostering a sense of community in a hybrid work environment. In addition to strengthening the company’s culture and increasing productivity, technology connects people in a way that builds trust, clarifies expectations, and encourages collaboration — all of which are essential factors for successful employee meetings and interactions.
Timely and critical
At the start of the pandemic, new evolving technologies saved the day when employees were unable to gather in person in front of the board. Today, they continue to provide critical support. Next-generation conference rooms may look different and offer incredible opportunities, but one thing is for sure: digital tools will continue to change the game as we move forward.
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