A recent study found that 85% of employers want their workers to report at least some of the time to the office. The ability to gather in person, share ideas, and get motivated for work are all benefits of meeting others in the workplace. However, is your office ready to receive workers who have accommodated their home offices to work remotely? You may need to upgrade your office and conference room technology to meet your workers’ new needs.
Employees Will Be Back to Work
Employers are needing to see their employees in person with greater frequency. Workers understand this because almost 75% indicated that their supervisor wanted them to be at the office more. A majority of employees surveyed, 56%, indicated that they expected to be in the office more often in the next six months.
Technology Helps Workers in the Conference Room
Laptops with virtual meeting capabilities allowed workers to stay at home during most of the pandemic. However, the technology could also isolate employees from talking about ideas with others. Turn your office into a gathering place, complete with the technology to do so.
Huddle Spaces and Hotdesks
Consider using your large conference room as a huddle space where workers can collaborate with each other in person. Huddle spaces should also have the connections available for workers to meet virtually with others online or to use programs that require constant connectivity. Ample outlets for powering laptops can keep the huddle groups going by preventing batteries from running low.
You may also consider the trend of hotdesking. This method gives workers a desk to use while they are in the office, but when away, another worker uses the desk, reducing the space needed while still giving people at the office places to work.
The Little Things Count, Too
When upgrading technology, don’t forget the creature comforts that many people desire when working from home. Softer furniture, recreational lounge spaces, and improved coffee or snacks in the break room may be the little things that entice workers back to the office.
Start Your Conference Room Upgrade with Experience Audio Video Inc.
Your workplace will need to have upgrades to meet the new needs of workers coming back to the office. Get help with setting up huddle spaces, hotdesks, or other tech tools for your space from us at Experience Audio Video Inc. Connect with us now to start making your workplace more productive by boosting comfort and technology.