With hybrid and agile working now the norm for many businesses, workplaces have had to adapt, so that all employees can work efficiently and collaboratively, no matter their location.
According to a recent survey by TravelPerk, just 30% of UK companies are working fully on-site today, as opposed to 57% before the pandemic.
In order to ensure this way of working continues to be a success, it’s important that your business future-proofs its workplace. Not only will this help to support hybrid working and improve productivity, but it will also give your business the ability to grow and evolve.
Installing the latest AV (audio visual) tools and equipment is one way of doing this.
Below, we explore current workplace AV technology trends, including collaboration tools, and how they can support your business both now and in the future.
Why is AV equipment important for my business?
The modern workplace needs to be flexible to the needs of its workforce, especially as it can no longer be perceived as one single location your staff attends.
With the right technology and tools in place, you have the ability to empower your team and help your business thrive.
Other benefits of using AV equipment in your workplace, include:
- Streamlined operations
- Better communication
- Higher productivity
- Improved collaboration
How has AV equipment changed over the last few years?
Lots of new trends have appeared in the AV industry since the pandemic.
We’ve seen a gradual growth in businesses learning to embrace technology more, adjusting how they use it to their advantage and making communication platforms an essential part of their day-to-day operations.
Although lots of staff are still working from home, the need to collaborate face-to-face is still there, which has resulted in room booking systems becoming more popular.
With more advanced features now also available for hosting virtual meetings, there are many more options on the market, so it’s vital you choose the most suitable tools and software for your requirements.
What’s the best AV tech for future-proofing my workplace?
With flexible working here to stay, your equipment needs to reflect this.
From video conferencing and audio solutions, to meeting room and space booking tools, we’ve rounded up the AV equipment must-haves for your business below.
Video meeting tools
Not only can the right video conferencing tools allow your team to connect and communicate effectively, but they can also help improve productivity, engagement and company culture.
The mobility and flexibility offered by these solutions will give your team more control over their work-life balance, which will lead to better staff retention too.
Wherever your team are located, it’s important that the virtual meeting experience is high-quality, professional and immersive, so that everyone feels like they are all sat in one room. By choosing the right tech, you can easily achieve this.
With a wide range of video conferencing platforms and meeting room systems available, including Microsoft Teams and Zoom Rooms, our team is on hand to help you find the best fit for your business and its environment.
Conference room audio
Ensuring that everyone can be heard during a virtual meeting is essential, otherwise you run the risk of looking unprofessional, wasting attendees time, and ultimately, making effective communication impossible.
Distracting background noises can also make it difficult to maintain engagement throughout the meeting, so it’s worth investing in the right equipment that offers a more enjoyable experience for everyone.
Our conference and meeting room audio solutions provide a choice of flexible or permanent fixtures that feature unrivalled clarity of sound. This means that if your office layout needs to adapt to a more flexible working style, your equipment can adapt too.
Meeting room booking systems
Room and desk booking is a great solution for hot-desking, visitor management and staff working remotely who want to ensure they have a space to work from when they next visit the office.
Making it easy to find, book and cancel meeting room bookings, it’s a time-efficient way of improving productivity in your workplace.
At TecInteractive, we recommend the GoBright booking software. This innovative solution integrates easily with Outlook and Google and can turn flexible workspaces into personal desks. You can also monitor usage and behaviours using analytics to continuously improve how your business operates.
Keeping on top of your AV equipment
In order to future-proof your workspace, you need to stay on top of your AV equipment to ensure it continues to meet your needs and requirements.
With the current estimate of hardware lifespan being around three years, it’s important to keep up to date with preventative maintenance and the latest technology developments.
We understand this may feel like a time-consuming and expensive task, so our team is here to help. By choosing our Easy AV subscription plan, we’ll give your business the tools and support to scale up your tech in an affordable and manageable way.
By spreading out the costs with our monthly subscription, you’ll have access to the latest, easy-to-use audio, visual and conferencing technology, with no large up-front fee.
Let’s work together to future-proof your workplace
Our flexible and adaptable approach to AV will allow you to scale up your equipment with ease.
As independent AV providers, we have access to a whole market of technology, so we can match your business with the best suitable tech.
We’ll also act as your outsourced AV support team, remaining on hand long after the install to transition you to the next stage when and if you need it.
Get in touch today to transform your workplace.