This article will explore the tech that offers practical solutions to many of your collaboration challenges in the workplace. But let’s spend a minute on what collaboration actually is on a human level first; collaboration starts with mindset after all.
We covered the wider set of attitudes and principles about our recent article on what is collaboration but here are the basics:
- A mental attitude where individuals support the collective achievement of goa
In the professional world, collaboration is a MASSIVE deal in 2021 and one that a huge array of manufacturers are hanging their hat in terms of meeting room technology.
But what does it really mean and how do you judge what kind of technology helps you achieve this mystical power?
There’s usually a method of collaboration that can help you achieve a goal more effectively. Whether it’s working on creative projects that require dynamic input from multiple individuals, or annual reports that need to be reviewed by multiple executives, collaboration pla
Here at Displaypoint, we spend a lot of time talking about technology for collaboration. You can’t blame us really; the right technology can improve the productivity of just about every business in one way or another.
But of course, when you mention ‘collaborative working’ the image that usually pops up is of a group of people all huddled around a touchscreen. And whilst in a very literal sense that is collaborative working, we’re here to remind you that there are many different ways of collaborating on projects and a wide range of amazing technology to help you do so.
If 2018 promises anything in the world of meeting room technology, it’s that video conferencing is going to become more and more popular in offices up and down the country. For many years now, the slow rise of the remote worker has been creeping up on us, but as we tip over into the New Year, it’s clear that this trend is here to stay and it’s largely thanks to improvements in technology.
Ever got tired of waiting for the WiFi to connect on a video conference call, given up and used the telephone instead? Well we think those days are finally history.
Why video conferencing?
There are some fairly obvious, but nonetheless great reasons why video conferencing is such a valuable tool for businesses everywhere. The first of these is clear – it simply saves you a whole lot of time.
If your client is based on the other side of the city and it’ll take the best part of an hour to drive each way, then you’ve saved two hours’ worth of productivity on a meeting
Kitting out a meeting room can be a tricky task. Get it wrong and you’ll a) never hear the end of it from your angry and vocal co-workers and b) waste a lot of time and money (and never hear the end of it from the MD!) It’s a high profile decision that will impact on your company for years to come.
Even if you’ve done it before, technology moves on at such a pace that a little research can go a long way. So where do you start? What are the meeting room technology essentials? Read on to find out.
You’re buying technology, but your decisions are all about people. Start by thinking about how the room will be used and who will be using the room. Are you arranging a meeting space that’s client-facing? Or will it just be employees and suppliers? What about board members and investors?
Each group of people will have different requirements and your budget will need to be allocated accordingly for their different priorities.
Do you ever feel as though you’re sitting in more and more meetings? You’re not alone. Many British workers are feeling overwhelmed by an increasing number of unnecessary meetings.
Worst of all, there’s evidence that rather than helping your company to grow, meetings are actually costing the average SME £637,000 per annum. Sounds unbelievably high right? But when you break down the costs it adds up.
The figure comes from research from PowWowNow which theorises that the average meeting consists of six people and costs £394.80; a figure made up of six people’s salaries, the cost o
You know better than we do that it takes dozens if not hundreds of people working together to deliver on a major construction or design project. Even the simplest of buildings takes skill and coordination to ensure effective collaboration between architects, planning officers, construction companies and everyone in between.
So how are modern businesses facilitating this massive amount of collaboration that's required? Well, with one of two approaches. There's the traditional method, which essentially revolves around enormous amounts of paper. And there's the modern, technology-driven approach. No prizes for guessing which one we're advocating.
Working with your clients
You've won the contract for your architects' firm, congratulations! Now to work out exactly how to implement your client’s vision. As you know, get this bit wrong and your designers will be bashing their heads against a brick wall for the rest of the project.
So how can you ensure things g
Technology is changing the way we do business. Processes are becoming faster and slicker. Clients have increasingly high expectations and the millennial generation of employees are integrating gadgetry into every area of the office – whether we like it or not.
Architects cannot ignore this change any longer. Practices across the country are harnessing the power of the latest technology to wow potential and existing clients.
Is it time for your company to catch up and become a pitching powerhouse?
The potential for technology to drive up efficiency and drive down costs is enormous. But our focus here is purely on its potential to impress.
Whether you deal with public sector projects, infrastructure builds, residential developments or luxury 'one-of-a-kinds', you'll know there are certain key things your clients want to see from you and your team during a pitch.
Your work is creative, clients want to se
Can we make it any cheaper? Can we bring the handover date forward? Two all-too-common questions project managers hear in architects' firms across the country.
Businesses in every sector strive to lower costs and many are turning to technology for the answers. But for architects and construction companies the potential savings are so huge that this really isn't a choice any more.
But this isn't about buying every possible gadget on the market. Read on to find out how the right meeting room technology could save you thousands on your running costs as an architects’ practice.
Time is money
There's no other way of putting it: time really is money. When it comes to meetings, conferences, feedback, revisions and collaboration, you want to achieve as much as possible in as little time as possible. Well, nothing saves time like fast and efficient technology.
It's all about keeping things as streamlined as possible. In many cases, this is t
Since its official appearance at ISE 2017, the CSE-800 has been making waves in the business tech world.
As the latest addition to the Barco ClickShare family, it features all the earlier ClickShare functionality but ramps it up to enterprise level.
We’ve long championed these products as quite possibly the best content sharing and collaboration solution on the market. (We have them in our own meeting rooms as proof!)
Now the arrival of our brand new ClickShare CSE-800 demo unit this month affords us the ideal opportunity to applaud the success of the collection’s most comprehensive offering once again … and invite you over to take a look!
An Intro to ClickShare
If you’re not already familiar with Barco’s ClickShare range, this famous family of products is arguably the most successful collaboration tool to enter the meetin