The office of the future is becoming a reality, with audio visual innovations transforming both work and the workplace in fundamental ways. This article explores this trend, with a special emphasis on how businesses are working more effectively by making use of this phenomenon.
With AV solutions rapidly becoming integrated with workplace applications, the office of the future is fast becoming a reality. Audiovisual innovations are transforming what it looks and feels like being at work.
This is not just about appearances, but is about how employees feel about their roles and themselves. For example, the proliferation and integration of smart mobile devices as well as the rise of cloud computing means that employees can work for flexible working hours and from anywhere, at anytime.
Audio visual solutions are helping businesses work more effectively, thereby increasing the satisfaction levels for both employees and clients. These solutions result in reduced costs and widening access to markets. Audio visual consultants help companies set up complete end-to-end networked AV solutions and take them further towards setting up smart offices.
Collaboration is becoming increasingly important, even as companies and employees share ideas and information by email, telephone, social media, video and content sharing. Collaboration is particularly useful when teams are dispersed across regions or countries. Visual communication enables great ideas to be shared with the team almost instantly. This helps build bonds between team members.
AV solutions also result in much better meetings. Technologies, such as video conferencing now offer brilliant visual and sound quality with the opportunity to have productive, face-to-face meetings without the cost and inconvenience of travel. Employees can communicate with clients from the office, their homes or while carrying out business anywhere in the world.
While video conferencing is not a new phenomenon, it has significantly improved in quality with lower costs in recent years. However, AV consultants are using this technology in a new way, by integrating it with other collaboration platforms, such as telephony, video and content sharing.
These platform interact with business applications and workflows, powered by developments such as WebRTC, standards-based video, and rich SDKs. This is a unique and unified approach to technology that is becoming commonplace in industries such as healthcare, government, financial services and retail.
Smart mobile devices have resulted in a mobile office, which means that work can be carried out wherever the employee might be. With companies opting for more flexible working arrangements, workers can choose to work from home more frequently. Improved AV networks and mobile collaboration tools are ushering in a new age of supermobility, fuelled by this flexible approach.
So, with AV solutions and technology looking all set to evolve even further, the workplace of the future is fast becoming a reality. Here's to cutting-edge audio visual solutions, now and in the future!
Mona has over 10 years of writing experience, wherein she writes about tech, healthcare, education and other topics that enthuse and excite her. Her articles and blogs on tech include some on AV solutions, HDMI cables and more...