What Went Wrong with the Interactive Whiteboard—and How Can You Make It Work for Your Business?
When smart technology first entered our collaboration spaces, the interactive whiteboard was heralded as a meeting game-changer. With e-whiteboards, we would brainstorm digitally and save and share our scribblings company-wide.
But since the e-whiteboard's inception in the 1990s, the technology has often missed the mark and proven less useful than we previously anticipated. But why? The idea is there. Who wouldn't like to take notes, draw ideas, and brainstorm, only to save the sketchings for later reference?
In this article, we’ll dive into why e-whiteboards have historically failed in conference rooms and how new cloud-based virtual solutions let whiteboards perform the way we always wanted.
3 Areas to Consider for Designing Collaborative Spaces for Hybrid Work
Companies across the U.S. and the world are looking at in-office, remote, and hybrid work models as well as technology to ensure an effective team environment, no matter where their employees are located. In recent posts, we’ve discussed technology like unified communication and collaboration solutions to the particulars of creating better meeting spaces for hybrid teams.
Aside from “standard” meeting rooms, collaboration spaces are a different breed of room for getting work done. While much collaboration happens in regular meeting rooms, small and large, many companies invest in purpose-built spaces to enhance ideation, creative thinking, developing new concepts, products, and services, and overcoming roadblocks in complex projects. The problem is: most of those spaces weren't designed for the hybrid work revolution. If you are grappling with how to create better collaboration spaces in your Scottsdale, AZ, company, please keep reading below for some ideas that can help.
How to Intentionally Design Rooms for the Right Purpose
We often talk about the modern conference room and outfitting the space with cameras, microphones, and displays for successful video conferencing. And while it’s crucial to prepare your conference rooms for the hybrid future, many people are discovering that these long table layouts are not ideal for brainstorming and collaboration.
When designing your office for a collaboration strategy, each room needs to have a specific purpose. Not every meeting room will make a good collaboration space, and that’s okay. Here’s how you can think strategically about your meeting rooms, so you can create the best environment for every forum.