Recent events and global cultural shifts have encouraged employers to rethink their workplace policies and accommodate a more flexible hybrid work model. These days, employees are in constant motion across office, home and “third spaces.” But this new way of working requires companies to adopt new technologies that better support collaboration.
Meeting rooms still have a place in our future but they’ll need to foster collaboration with employees in the room as well as with those joining remotely. According to Dell-commissioned research conducted by Wainhouse, 78 per cent of IT and meeting rooms decision makers believe the utilisation of video-conferencing enabled meeting rooms will increase. Additionally, 69 per cent expect to increase their budgets for meeting room technologies.
Meeting planners and attendees are constantly looking for easy-to-use technology that drives a seamless experience in the meeting space. They’re looking for a fast and fluid experience. This includes being able to instantly share information, chat over video and connect accessories that boost our productivity. Yet when it comes to conference rooms and other shared spaces, we often struggle to find an intuitive, uncomplicated experience. It’s more likely that we’re dealing with poor audio-visual experiences, incompatible ports, malfunctioning equipment and an array of devices needed to launch a meeting.
To tackle these issues, modern display solutions should offer users the ability to:
- Connect quickly with seamless casting technology that is easy to install and easy to use
- Present and share content confidently, knowing that both video and audio is crisp and clear
- Collaborate with onscreen annotation and data capture, so users can easily save and share content remotely and in person.
According to Wainhouse Research, adding interactive monitors to meeting rooms yields extensive productivity benefits like saving 11.3 minutes for every one hour meeting. Fifty per cent of respondents cite improved employee engagement and greater creativity.
Dell’s Large Format Monitors are redefining the modern workspace to offer easy connectivity, presentation and collaboration technologies. Features include up to 20-point multi-touch screen, impressive 4K resolution visuals, USB-C connectivity and Dell’s exclusive Screen Drop feature. Our large format monitors are easy to setup and use, allowing teams to connect quickly without any disruptions. They are software and hardware agnostic so users can pair them with virtually any PC, OS or software. They ensure seamless group collaboration, letting multiple users write, edit, annotate or erase notes simultaneously.
Dell Meeting Space Solutions include the OptiPlex 7080 Micro configured with Microsoft Teams Rooms or Zoom Rooms, audio/video peripherals and Dell Large Format Monitors. Meetings can start on time with proximity detection and one-touch join to instantly project content in the room and with remote participants.
We understand the unique challenges facing meeting planners today – they are constantly being pulled into different directions to coordinate technology needs for team meetings without vendor support or IT assistance. As the world’s number one monitors company for seven years running¹, Dell offers a variety of display solutions for all types of meetings — from small, medium and large spaces, to open areas and learning labs.
¹ Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, Q3 2020