Face-to-face interaction is the key in everyday life, so why miss out on the valuable connections you can make with in-person conversation? In the workplace, productivity is key and more of our daily activities can be completed at the desktop than ever before. It’s increasingly more common to email or instant message someone to get in touch with them in place of walking down the hall to chat in person. While these methods may be more convenient, about twenty-six percent of employers consider email to be a major productivity killer. Face-to-face interaction, especially in the business world, is what helps people be productive, cooperate, and stay connected. This type of interaction is an important tool that establishes trust, rapport, and helps to build a stronger and more meaningful relationship.
Mobility in the modern workplace is becoming increasingly common and is a standard for office productivity. Flexible office spaces are becoming a trend in many industries, encouraging collaboration and the flow of ideas. When employees are given the freedom to move away from their desks for a change of scenery, both morale and productivity can increase dramatically. The way we use technology on an everyday basis has evolved to improve our collaboration with others both face-to-face and over communication endpoints. Mobile work spaces cut costs, increase collaboration, and improve communication throughout an organization. Even a communal work area of a few couches and a coffee table will allow for encounters outside of the generic cube setting that could end up generating the next big innovation.
A core part of our mission is to provide our partners and customers a one-stop-shop for all of the unified communication solutions needed for any business. Over the past few years, we have furthered that mission by expanding our collaboration portfolio to cater to the needs of businesses ranging from a small firm to an enterprise. If you are building a video collaboration network, we offer a full suite of scalable solutions that combine to create to a powerful yet easy-to-manage platform. Let’s take a look at how our video conferencing solutions can be catered for home offices, small businesses, medium-to-large businesses and enterprises.
Office layouts, management styles, working hours, and other factors are constantly changing as we try to understand how to best empower workers to both collaborate efficiently and excel individually. The technology we use in the workplace is no exception to these changes. A modern communications deployment has to not only enhance how we communicate, but also how we collaborate. Let's take a look into three practices that businesses are adopting to enhance their organizational collaboration.
Smart homes are the buzz over the past few years. Some of the largest consumer-focused brands in the world, including Google and Amazon, are making the smart home mainstream through easy-to-use and affordable solutions. Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s Assistant, Nest’s connected home devices and even the Ring Video Door Bell link together lighting, temperature control, security and home appliances to allow us to be more productive, comfortable, and safer in our homes – while also saving money.
We are beginning to see what the future of the home will look like, but what will the future of the office look like?