Conference rooms simply can’t be like the ones of old anymore. You know the rooms I’m taking about, with the overhead projectors and easels, or perhaps a whiteboard. No, today’s meeting room has to be state of the art. Here are a few key things you would need to make yours just that.
It may already be evident, though, if you work in an office where a lot of meetings occur. Meetings can take up a lot of time. And not just the meetings themselves. It’s the prep, the gathering and settling in, the connecting of both devices and people. It’s time consuming. And that’s if it’s well organized. So here are a few reasons why having your tech up-to-date and always ready to go is so important in a meeting space so you’re not wasting precious time and money.
If you’ve been considering a meeting room upgrade, then there’s a lot to factor in before you get started. Upgrading a meeting area is often an expensive undertaking that could include extensive infrastructure and tech changes, and without proper planning, you could end up wasting a lot of money.
One way to make those gatherings more bearable is to make sure your office’s meeting room is consistent with your company’s brand and quality standards. Here are four best practices to follow to get the most out of this space.
Whether it’s a new laptop without a conventional HDMI output, or your mobile device, in general, having the right adapter is crucial. In a corporate environment, though, it’s even harder to manage due to many different people using communal meeting rooms. This gives rise to the concept of “Bring Your Own Device,” or BYOD, as it’s more commonly referred to. It is a growing trend that companies need to navigate, as employees use their own personal tech devices in workplace settings.
Chances are, if you’ve worked in an office environment for some time, you’ve been able to witness, and probably take part in, a shift in the space where you work. This evolution has been slow and incremental, but I’m willing to bet the office you go to everyday bears little resemblance to an office of say, 20 or 30 years ago.