Virtual meetings are transitioning to hybrid meetings as we return to work. Where your end-users were once exclusively connecting remotely, many now communicate from hybrid meeting spaces, like conference rooms or on-site workstations.
You want your employees to have the same level of connection, teamwork, and success they had while remote. That is why it is crucial to assess and improve office meeting environments for productive communication and collaboration.
If you have the task of optimizing your hybrid meeting spaces to accommodate on-site and remote personnel, here are some essential workplace modifications you can address.
Aligning your hybrid workplace with your anywhere workforce
When we were remote, everyone had easy control of and access to our PCs and environments. Teams used a variety of unified communication and collaboration platforms to do business at breakneck speeds. We hosted sales calls, department updates, town halls, and virtual events right from our laptops.
End-users need that same speed in the office, as well as greater efficiency and quality in collaboration and communication. Greater efficiency and quality mean audio and video conferencing systems and meeting applications must be secure and easy to connect to and use.
Are your AV and IT frameworks compatible with the latest UCC platforms? If not, it could be time to update or redesign your meeting spaces to create a more productive anywhere work environment.
Reevaluate collaboration technologies for hybrid meeting spaces
Can your meeting structure effectively stand up to the needs of your hybrid workforce? If not, it may be time to modify and streamline existing spaces and technologies. Here are some action items to get started:
- Review your current IT and collaboration ecosystem as you transition to a hybrid work model.
- Examine your AV technology inventory, network security measures, and meeting platform capabilities.
- Assess what is working and what needs modification.
For example, a collection of communication platforms that work for virtual end users may not be best for hybrid success. Finding the right platforms and channeling them through an interoperable video conferencing solution could simplify the hybrid meeting experience for all.
Assess whether your current systems make your teams successful no matter where they are logging in. Review your:
- meeting room design
- unified communications and video conferencing technology
- meeting platform collaboration capabilities
- meeting and file sharing security
Optimize the hybrid workplace with Pexip
If you are trying to create a productive hybrid workplace experience, reading Pexip’s Modernize Your Meeting Infrastructure for Today’s Workforce e-book is a great place to start.
- How to adapt now, or be left behind
- Ways to get more ROI from existing video equipment
- How to choose the cloud deployment to suit your needs
- When to modernize? Now