Open office concepts have — quite literally — opened up the room for more conversation, communication and collaboration, completely transforming business culture. But breaking down silos and cubicles doesn’t eliminate the need for secluded spaces. Making sure meeting spaces are outfitted to support those conversations you can’t have in your open office is key to a balanced workplace.
With the steady uprising of bring your own device (BYOD) policies and the open office floor plans, it’s become more crucial than ever to equip your teams with the modern productivity and connectivity tools to make working easy, seamless and second nature. New research from Frost and Sullivan details the meeting room tools a business needs to succeed and support their employees for collaboration.
With 80% of employees using personal devices for workplace tasks and almost half of those users saying they are more productive, it’s important to consider how BYOD policies are transforming the way workers share information and collaborate. Today’s employees are demanding more specialized and personal tools to help them succeed, and employers should proactively equip them with tools that will satisfy. Employees get the freedom of choosing what platform they want to work on, but at what cost?
Initially created to cut device support costs while still retaining employee productivity, BYOD policies have also created fragmentation for both users and IT admins. No one meets on the same device anymore, and the cost and complexities of supporting wires and dongles makes accommodation more complicated than it used to be — especially in the meeting room.
With the aforementioned BYOD and open office layout trends changing the way we work, it’s important to be accommodating and make room for what’s coming. With a tool that allows end users to wirelessly share content, not only do you empower users to seamlessly share their screens, it also eliminates the frustrations that come with trying to connect to a fragmented conference room. The workplace goes back to being what it was supposed to be when BYOD policies were first introduced in the office — productive, collaborative and open.
For more information about how wireless content sharing can change the way you work, download the latest Frost and Sullivan Analyst Report that talks about how to choose future-proof investments that empower employees and modernize your meeting rooms for the new connected workforce.