With a blank canvas for an office space, the sky’s the limit. You’ve got a great opportunity to put your company’s stamp on a space and really reflect and amplify your business’ ethos through the layout, design and, crucially, functionality of your new office.
But where do you start? In this article, we’ll talk you through the business essentials, such as display screens, communication and connectivity solutions and collaboration tools that will have your office fully equipped and up and running ready to welcome clients in no time. Then it’s over to you to apply the tools to your office to create a space that helps drive productivity and creativity levels to the max.
While the layout of your office floor space will dictate the design and layout of your meeting rooms to an extent, there are certain things that you will want to prioritise and create if the space a
The key to designing a meeting room for project management meetings is really understanding what your project managers do. Don’t even think about making a purchase before you’ve sat down with a project manager to outline their job role and responsibilities.
Remember, they don’t necessarily know what they need from you to get the job done, but they do know how to get the job done, so sit back, listen and take notes on their key responsibilities and details of their role.
Whether you have a dedicated space for project management meetings or your project managers use a shared meeting room, understanding their role down to the minute details is essential before you can create a checklist of the audio visual and technical solutions that
As more and more employees sync up their personal smartphones, tablets and laptops with their work correspondence, BYOD, or ‘bring your own device’ technical policies are becoming increasingly common in businesses the world over, blurring the lines between our working and personal lives.
From a business perspective, properly managed, this brings some enormous benefits. However, the unpredictability of the multiple operating systems and connectivity ports that inevitably comes with such a variety of devices, creates a host of potential challenges for the facilities manager and IT teams. In this article we’ll explore these pros and cons and look at how to overcome the challenges with agile technology solutions.
By allowing employees to work with their own smartphones or computers, IT departments can cut their spend signif
Selecting a screen to form the focal point of your meeting room takes careful consideration. The size of your meeting room, the functionality of the space, who will be using the display and how and when … all these points and more will influence your purchase decision.
We have compiled an overview of some of the key questions you need to ask yourself and your team in order to assess your requirements and outlined some helpful information and solutions to help you to make your choice from the huge variety of options available on the display screen market.
When specifying a display, we like to take a 3-part approach to determining the right solution. This is Content, Context and Connectivity.
The type of content on display is what matters h
Whether you purchased an interactive touchscreen, or a 65-inch 4K UHD display, there is a plethora of technology solutions on the market that will help you to get the most out of the focal point of your meeting room.
The obvious first question - which you will have considered prior to purchasing your screen (what do you mean you didn’t? Quick read our guide on choosing the right display for your meeting room here) - is where is the screen going to go and how will you install it?
Most flat-panel displays in meeting room can be installed with a mount and there are plenty of options to suit your needs, from flat wall mounts to tilting wall mounts, articulating wall mounts, and mobile trolley mounts - which you select will depend on how you intend to use your screen.
If your flat-panel is designed to be a permanent fixture and t
Brits spend around eight hours a day – longer than is spent sleeping – looking at a tech device, according to a 2014 Ofcom survey. In the US, this rises to more than ten hours of daily screentime. With so much time spent staring at pixels, it’s paramount that workplaces, schools and universities equip their meeting rooms, classrooms and presentation areas with the right displays or else pay the price with a drop in engagement and productivity.
But what is the right display? It comes down to screen size - which you can read more about here - and screen resolution - whi
The huddle space has proven itself to be an incredibly useful and versatile little addition to office design, so much so that there are now an estimated 50 million ‘huddle rooms’ in workplaces around the world.
Bright open-plan areas are a great way of enabling employees to integrate and work together by removing the barriers between teams. But when the time comes to break away from the hustle and bustle of the office floor to collaborate with colleagues, the huddle space has proven itself to be a productive and cost-effective retreat. But what does a huddle space need to offer in order to maximise a team’s productivity and creativity?
The best huddle rooms are packed with agile AV equipment and v
Nearly everyone knows how frustrating it is to be in a professional situation where you need to use a display screen but you’re prevented from doing so by what should be simple-to-fix connectivity issues. In fact a 2016 Barco study found that nine in ten office workers experience stress in a meeting as a direct result of technical issues; one of the main challenges cited by employees here was the struggle in finding
Office space has come a long way. Industry leaders are doing away with the grey fabric floor tiles and polystyrene ceiling panels in favour of bright, vibrant, spacious offices that inject an element of fun and creativity into the working day. As the office space has evolved, so too has the meeting room.
Imposing dark meeting rooms have been replaced by everything from Scandi-inspired spaces to woven meeting pods, just like this impressive set-up at an office in Mumbai.
Aside from a table laden with croissants and coffee in a breakfast briefing, there are numerous ways to create the perfect environment for your team in a meeting room. But keep in mind that, from an aesthetic perspective, pushing the boundaries and
When it comes to screen size, there’s a natural inclination to follow the old adage of “bigger is better”. And while in the majority of cases this is true, the reality of things is a bit more complicated. This guide looks at how to calculate the right dimensions for your space and use, and demonstrates where size really matters when it comes to display installations.
Room dimensions, the distance of any seating from the main display screen and the purpose of the room in question will all prove important when identifying the best screen size for your space.
When it comes to form, there’s a simple set of equations that offer an excellent base point for selecting the right screen size for your space. Every requirement will vary, however, AV professionals tend to use this guide - known as the 4/6/8 rule - to determine screen size in relation to where viewers are sitting or walking through. Here’s how it works:
The greatest distance a viewer