With numbers of those working from home showing no signs of slowing down, conference rooms are only set to grow in importance in 2022. So yours needs to be properly stocked and reliable, particularly for hybrid teams. Even seemingly trivial irritations such as fiddling with wires and cables or poor audio quality or even temporarily unreliable connectivity can have a huge impact on productivity. Indeed, one figure has it that more than half of video-conferencing users waste almost 10 minutes at each meeting just on getting set up. Over time, that can obviously make a huge difference.
How can you best layout your conferencing room?
The first step is to understand what sort of meeting room setup you will need based on its requirements. Does it need to be quickly adapted from ‘overspill’ office space? Are you using the area more for presentations, lectures, or product demos? Will it be a Zoom meeting room, or perhaps it needs to be all of the above.
You may also want to decide between a traditional or U-shaped layout for attendees.
What display aspects do you need to consider?
Here are some of the other things to consider:
• Is the lighting in the room conducive to video-conferencing?
• Are there enough points for people to charge devices if they are using them to take notes?
Whether you’re talking to clients via video call or trying to share a screen, the right video display is clearly critical. Think about the type and size of the display, and mounting height.
What meeting room technology does a hybrid business need?
There is a range of options, with solutions incorporating video, messaging, and content sharing all available. Choices include Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Google Hangouts, all of which can be used in a conference room.
It also goes without saying that you’ll need a reliable internet connection that can cater to however many delegates you have, without any downtime or freezing.
You may also want a control panel or tablet, or to use conference room scheduling software.
We’re here to help your teams enjoy productive meetings, with equipment that works powerfully yet smoothly, so that the whole thing feels completely effortless. Talk to us today about our superior-quality solutions, and ask us any questions you may have about the meeting-room layout.