Conference rooms require more technology than they did 5 years ago. Offices have shifted over the past couple of years due to COVID-19 and now need to accommodate remote workers. Conference rooms need to be immersive for both remote participants and in-person individuals. Here’s what to consider when designing your conference room.
Consider the Space
Conference rooms are not built the same, nor do they all serve the same purpose. Some spaces are designed for more intimate and personal meetings, while others are built for large-scale presentations. Consider what the space is used for and how best to utilize it.
Easy to Use Technology
The technology should be user-friendly for everyone in the room. Launching a meeting should be simple so that anyone can join. Connecting other devices, turning on the cameras, and unmuting microphones should be simple enough for everyone to use.
COVID-19 has opened the door for work from home (WFH) capabilities so everyone needs to be seen and heard in the meeting. Conference rooms now need to be hybrid environments, accommodating both in-person and remote participants. Including remote individuals shouldn’t just be an afterthought and should be at the forefront when designing a collaboration space.
Invest in Clean and Clear Audio/Video
The worst part about meetings is not being seen and heard so having quality technology is most important. PTZ cameras, microphones, and speakers have become a staple in modern conference rooms. Participants need to be seen, heard, and able to interact with those not physically present.