Innovating Meeting Spaces
Meetings have seen unprecedented innovation due to the latest great disruption, hybrid work, and have moved beyond simple conversations to include greater collaboration, interactivity, and engagement technologies. Yet it remains difficult to replicate the advantages of in-person brainstorming, ideation, mentorship, and wellness. When only one quarter of companies have established hybrid meeting etiquette1, the race is on to retool meeting rooms to meet the demands of the hybrid workplace.
Video Meetings in Huddle Rooms by 2024
By 2024, 75% of video meetings will happen in huddle rooms, defined by Frost & Sullivan 1 as spaces of 100-150 square feet & with a capacity of 4-6 people.
Feel Excluded from Meetings in 2022
According to a report from Microsoft 3, 43% of remote workers and 44% of hybrid workers say they don't feel included in meetings.
Video Meetings on Existing Platforms by 2025
By 2025, Gartner 2 predicts 50 percent of all enterprise virtual events will occur on video meeting platforms already deployed by businesses.
UC&C Market in USD by 2028
As reported by GMI 4, the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market is expected to surpass USD$100 billion by 2028.
UC&C Boom for Hybrid Meetings Driven by BYOD, Remote Work
Unified Communication & Collaboration (UC&C) tools that smoothly integrate diverse technologies were increasingly adopted during the pandemic for meetings and conferences. Now, as hybrid work models proliferate, demand for UC&C solutions continues booming, driven by growing popularity of BYOD and the need for remote work capabilities.1
Meeting Access Equity is Key to Engaging a Dispersed Workforce
Retooling meeting spaces for equity will be the key to hybrid workplace collaboration and productivity by allowing employees to work together better regardless of whether they are in-room or calling in. Companies must provide an equitable distribution of access to meeting room resources to ensure that everyone is involved.2
Room Booking Systems Crucial to Maximizing Meeting Attendance
In addition to in-room technologies that support in-person team collaboration with mixed on-site and remote attendance, meeting room booking systems that provide convenient scheduling and availability allocation for collaborative spaces are becoming essential tools to maximize room uptime and help make workflows more efficient and human-centric.3
Meeting Collaboration Tools Evolving into Core Infrastructure
As workplaces evolve, collaborative meeting space solutions that support meaningful interaction between on-site and remote/flex participants are now regarded simply as a baseline requirement. They are no longer just tools; they are becoming the infrastructure backbone that supports the connections and culture of the hybrid workplace.4
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