Organizations are embracing a new trend when it comes to designing their collaborative spaces — tailoring their meeting rooms to meet their desired outcome. How we define the workplace has shifted significantly in recent years. Businesses have heavily invested in mobile technologies to enable an anytime, anywhere workplace.
To get the right talent for the job, more companies are expanding their hiring practices to include a remote workforce. In fact, 43% of employees work remotely at least some of the time, according to a report by Gallup on the state of the American workplace.
Teleconferencing technologies have played a pivotal role in bringing teams together, including the members that are separated by hundreds of miles. The high-resolution, touch-screen display of the Microsoft Surface Hub 2S, in particular, is a leading team collaboration tool that drives productivity by giving teammates a centralized location to meet with everything they need to achieve a particular purpose right at their fingertips.
To maximize investment in a mobile workforce, it’s important to consider interoperability and ease of use when choosing conference room technologies. Paying attention to what might confuse users will make a big difference in how productive your teams can be during meetings. For example, with the Surface Hub 2S, teammates can wirelessly connect with multiple devices using an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. As a result, teammates will spend less time struggling with technology — leaving more time for creativity and innovation.
Integrated control panels can also enhance meeting experiences by consolidating and simplifying input controls for everything from the conference room monitor to the overhead lighting and the projector screen. Many businesses have even begun to employ virtual assistants in their meeting room technology.
Team meetings and collaboration sessions are only as successful as the action items and takeaways team members leave with. The Surface Hub 2S lets you easily save a whiteboarding session and take it with you. What if a team member can’t make it to the meeting? With the press of a button, you can record a videoconference and send it to him or her to watch later.
When it comes to an interactive meeting room, employees want a mobile, cordless, uninterrupted experience that moves with them. Microsoft has partnered with Steelcase and APC to create the Roam Mobile Stand and APC Charge Mobile Battery to encourage teammates to get moving with their Surface Hub 2S. Mobility engages employees from any space, allowing them to create innovative designs in any setting.
But in order to confidently work remotely, teammates need security measures in place. According to the Insight Intelligent Technology Trends 2019 Report, 35% of IT professionals state that security continues to be a top concern keeping them up at night. It’s imperative to have the right solutions implemented to protect your organization’s data and creative ideas.
With the Surface Hub 2S, teammates can click “I’m done” on the screen before leaving the room and confirm all files and data from a team meeting or collaboration session are cleared from the device.