Collaboration & Productivity

  1. How to Encourage Collaboration in Your Workforce

    How to Encourage Collaboration in Your Workforce

    This article will explore the tech that offers practical solutions to many of your collaboration challenges in the workplace. But let’s spend a minute on what collaboration actually is on a human level first; collaboration starts with mindset after all.

    We covered the wider set of attitudes and principles about our recent article on what is collaboration but here are the basics:

     

    Collaboration is…

    • A mental attitude where individuals support the collective achievement of goa
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  2. What is Collaboration?

    What is Collaboration?

    In the professional world, collaboration is a MASSIVE deal in 2021 and one that a huge array of manufacturers are hanging their hat in terms of meeting room technology.

    But what does it really mean and how do you judge what kind of technology helps you achieve this mystical power?

    There’s usually a method of collaboration that can help you achieve a goal more effectively. Whether it’s working on creative projects that require dynamic input from multiple individuals, or annual reports that need to be reviewed by multiple executives, collaboration pla

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  3. The Essential Tech Tools for Workplace Collaboration

    The Essential Tech Tools for Workplace Collaboration

    Here at Displaypoint, we spend a lot of time talking about technology for collaboration. You can’t blame us really; the right technology can improve the productivity of just about every business in one way or another.

    But of course, when you mention ‘collaborative working’ the image that usually pops up is of a group of people all huddled around a touchscreen. And whilst in a very literal sense that is collaborative working, we’re here to remind you that there are many different ways of collaborating on projects and a wide range of amazing technology to help you do so.

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  4. Video Conferencing Tech for 2018 - The Rise of the Remote Worker

    Video Conferencing Tech for 2018 - The Rise of the Remote Worker

    If 2018 promises anything in the world of meeting room technology, it’s that video conferencing is going to become more and more popular in offices up and down the country. For many years now, the slow rise of the remote worker has been creeping up on us, but as we tip over into the New Year, it’s clear that this trend is here to stay and it’s largely thanks to improvements in technology.

    Ever got tired of waiting for the WiFi to connect on a video conference call, given up and used the telephone instead? Well we think those days are finally history.

    Why video conferencing?

    There are some fairly obvious, but nonetheless great reasons why video conferencing is such a valuable tool for businesses everywhere. The first of these is clear – it simply saves you a whole lot of time.

    If your client is based on the other side of the city and it’ll take the best part of an hour to drive each way, then you’ve saved two hours’ worth of productivity on a meeting

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  5. What Are Meetings Really Costing Your Business?

    What Are Meetings Really Costing Your Business?

    Do you ever feel as though you’re sitting in more and more meetings?  You’re not alone. Many British workers are feeling overwhelmed by an increasing number of unnecessary meetings.

    Worst of all, there’s evidence that rather than helping your company to grow, meetings are actually costing the average SME £637,000 per annum. Sounds unbelievably high right? But when you break down the costs it adds up.

    The figure comes from research from PowWowNow which theorises that the average meeting consists of six people and costs £394.80; a figure made up of six people’s salaries, the cost o

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  6. How Collaboration Technology Delivers from Design to Reality for Construction Projects

    How Collaboration Technology Delivers from Design to Reality for Construction Projects

    You know better than we do that it takes dozens if not hundreds of people working together to deliver on a major construction or design project. Even the simplest of buildings takes skill and coordination to ensure effective collaboration between architects, planning officers, construction companies and everyone in between.

    So how are modern businesses facilitating this massive amount of collaboration that's required? Well, with one of two approaches. There's the traditional method, which essentially revolves around enormous amounts of paper. And there's the modern, technology-driven approach. No prizes for guessing which one we're advocating.

    Working with your clients

    You've won the contract for your architects' firm, congratulations! Now to work out exactly how to implement your client’s vision. As you know, get this bit wrong and your designers will be bashing their heads against a brick wall for the rest of the project.

    So how can you ensure things g

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  7. How Meeting Room Technology Reduces Costs for Architects

    How Meeting Room Technology Reduces Costs for Architects

    Can we make it any cheaper? Can we bring the handover date forward? Two all-too-common questions project managers hear in architects' firms across the country.

    Businesses in every sector strive to lower costs and many are turning to technology for the answers. But for architects and construction companies the potential savings are so huge that this really isn't a choice any more.

    But this isn't about buying every possible gadget on the market. Read on to find out how the right meeting room technology could save you thousands on your running costs as an architects’ practice.

    Time is money

    There's no other way of putting it: time really is money. When it comes to meetings, conferences, feedback, revisions and collaboration, you want to achieve as much as possible in as little time as possible. Well, nothing saves time like fast and efficient technology.

    It's all about keeping things as streamlined as possible. In many cases, this is t

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  8. See Barco’s ClickShare CSE-800 Flagship in Action

    See Barco’s ClickShare CSE-800 Flagship in Action

    Since its official appearance at ISE 2017, the CSE-800 has been making waves in the business tech world.

    As the latest addition to the Barco ClickShare family, it features all the earlier ClickShare functionality but ramps it up to enterprise level.

    We’ve long championed these products as quite possibly the best content sharing and collaboration solution on the market. (We have them in our own meeting rooms as proof!)

    Now the arrival of our brand new ClickShare CSE-800 demo unit this month affords us the ideal opportunity to applaud the success of the collection’s most comprehensive offering once again … and invite you over to take a look!

    An Intro to ClickShare

    If you’re not already familiar with Barco’s ClickShare range, this famous family of products is arguably the most successful collaboration tool to enter the meetin

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  9. 3 Top Priorities for a Primary School IT Lead

    3 Top Priorities for a Primary School IT Lead

    No matter how many years’ experience you have in education, taking on a subject lead can be a daunting task. Given the mishmash of roles and responsibilities, IT lead has to be one of the most daunting of all.

    Perhaps you’re purely focused on your responsibility for guiding your school on the subject of IT and what to offer students. But maybe you’ve also been roped into choosing which technology the school should introduce into its classroom next year and how to distribute funds with maximum effect for every department.

    It’s no simple ask. But you can make things easier by knowing where to focus your efforts. Read on for our round up three top priorities for a primary school IT lead.

    1.      Keep up to date

    A common ask of an IT lead will inevitably be to keep the technology your school uses up to date and up to its job of serving teachers and pupils. This doesn’t just mean staying up to date by purchasing the latest equipment; you can also make sure

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  10. The Future of Classroom Technology

    The Future of Classroom Technology

    When you think about just how far education technology has come in the past ten years, it’s hard to believe that experts are already working on the next edtech revolution. But it’s true.

    Many companies are already delivering sneak peeks of their latest creations, hoping to be at the forefront of modern learning – and we’re seeing some pretty exciting stuff. Read on for a quick overview of the biggest new trends in edtech set to transform the education sector all over again.

    How technology can broaden access to information

    It’s been impossible to ignore the growth in remote working in the last few years. For one, you might have wondered where your colleagues keep disappearing too. Well in tech terms, business and education aren’t that far removed; many of the operational developments end up crossing over as both seek to encourage collaboration and group engagement, albeit in very different environments

    Over in the business world, we’ve seen

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