Kitting out a meeting room can be a tricky task. Get it wrong and you’ll a) never hear the end of it from your angry and vocal co-workers and b) waste a lot of time and money (and never hear the end of it from the MD!) It’s a high profile decision that will impact on your company for years to come.
Even if you’ve done it before, technology moves on at such a pace that a little research can go a long way. So where do you start? What are the meeting room technology essentials? Read on to find out.
You’re buying technology, but your decisions are all about people. Start by thinking about how the room will be used and who will be using the room. Are you arranging a meeting space that’s client-facing? Or will it just be employees and suppliers? What about board members and investors?
Each group of people will have different requirements and your budget will need to be allocated accordingly for their different priorities.
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
We hear a lot about creating more collaborative meeting spaces, for employees, remote workers and clients. But surely all that technology costs a pretty penny? Is it really possible to deliver the collaborative technology you need for just £2,000? Yes!
When it comes to innovation and inspiration, price is no longer such a barrier. Technology that once was kept just for cavernous boardrooms or showrooms is now accessible for smaller spaces at an affordable price.
Read on for all the essential meeting room technology you need to create a collaborative small meeting room, all
When it comes to pulling together a great meeting room setup, some practical tips can be invaluable. There’s plenty of advice out there, but most of it focuses on the technical elements. So, what would the advice be from those who’ve actually been tasked previously with setting up a meeting room?
All experts say the key is to start from the perspective of your users first rather than from the technology.
The options on the market can be overwhelming but at Displaypoint we’re determined to remove the confusion and mystery for our customers.
So, we’ve created this tried a
You know you need to sort out the tech in your small meeting room or huddle space.
Perhaps the research from Herman Miller showing that small groups only use smaller conference rooms for their meetings 10 per cent of the time, opting instead to take up larger meeting spaces, struck a chord with you. You know it’s not that your entire team have personal space issues – it’s the limited technology available in comparison to the impressive boardroom or conference room setup where you’ve invested!
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.
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
Whether you're working for an architects' practice or a construction company, as a contractor or supplier or anywhere in-between the two, we'd hazard a guess that some of your targets revolve around safety and sustainability.
But even with so much industry attention on these two watchwords, it's not always easy (or cheap) to make the necessary improvements to working practices to hit targets.
Technology is changing this, especially for architects. Simple adjustments and additions to your meeting room can transform the way in which you interact with clients, co-workers and
Technology is changing the way we do business. Processes are becoming faster and slicker. Clients have increasingly high expectations and the millennial generation of employees are integrating gadgetry into every area of the office – whether we like it or not.
Architects cannot ignore this change any longer. Practices across the country are harnessing the power of the latest technology to wow potential and existing clients.
Is it time for your company to catch up and become a pitching powerhouse?
The potential for technology to drive up efficiency and drive down costs is enormous. But our focus here is purely on its potential to impress.
Whether you deal with public sector projects, infrastructure builds, residential developments or luxury 'one-of-a-kinds', you'll know there are certain key things your clients want to see from you and your team during a pitch.
Your work is creative, clients want to se
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.
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
It’d be difficult to argue that technology hasn’t had a huge impact on almost every aspect of our lives, but sometimes it’s easy to forget just how much things have changed over the past decade or so.
The education sector has experienced a particularly significant transformation at the hands of technology, having moved from a complete reliance on paper (and chalk!) to integrated education technology in a matter of decades.
Here are the 10 most game-changing technology developments in the education sector.
We couldn’t call ourselves edtech experts without discussing the enormous success of touchscreens in the classroom. Replacing the soon-to-be outdated interactive whiteboard, touchscreens offer a fully immersive learning experience via software and apps.
This technology has made it easier than ever to connect pupils and teachers to shared digital workspaces, while encouraging collaboration and participation from even the most de