It's time to design your meeting space. Whether you're starting from scratch or updating your current workspace, there are numerous details to consider during the design process. Smarter Systems specializes in room design and below are seven key points we suggest thinking about when designing your conference space.
In the midst of this Coronavirus (COVID-19) disruption to our lives and businesses, if you’re anything like me, you are wondering how long until we get back to “normal”? I long for the days of seeing my teams gathered around a conference room table, collaborating on a new idea or discussing an upcoming project. I want to be able to grab lunch with a co-worker and connect face-to-face. I want to sit down in my office for a one-to-one with a direct report, instead of using video conferencing to discuss our goals for the month. Don’t you?
I have always found myself an interested observer of other businesses and business models. I guess it's the entrepreneur in me—what a time to be watching what others are doing with their company. From crisis to calm, some are in their busiest season ever while others are shutting their doors. I find a majority are in the middle. They are weathering this storm, and those that learn to leverage this time will come back stronger.
Some of the most important decisions happen inside conference rooms. It’s typically the heart of a business and hopefully where you celebrate many successes. That’s why it’s so important to get it right. While there are a million ways to make a conference room work, there is one way to ensure it’s a failure: get the display size wrong.
In today's workplace, the most common challenge our clients say they face is the time it takes to get a meeting started. When they walk into a conference room, they want to begin immediately. Time is valuable, and the number of meetings spaces are often limited. Losing meeting time connecting to the room's technology is inefficient and frustrating.
Five Questions to Answer Before You Act
It's not the answers that enlighten but the questions. You've heard some version of that quote before and it's no different here. Knowing the questions to ask before overhauling the AV technology in your meeting space will set you up for success.
Conference room technology evolves constantly. You recognize the need for upgrades in your office but don't know where to start or what it will cost. We know, it can be difficult. So we're laying out how to figure out what fits in your budget.