Date Archives December 2017

Workplace Transformation Starts With a Goal

This is the first in a series of posts about improving the workplace through collaboration technology.

As 2018 approaches, a lot of us will be thinking of positive changes and fresh starts. For businesses, that may include improving the way people create ideas, address challenges, and make the best of each other’s knowledge and talent. Over the course of the next few posts, I’ll be sharing resources that will inspire you to see that “that’s the way it’s always been done” isn’t a mandate that must be followed, and that it’s possible to break free of that inertia.

Throughout 2017, AVI-SPL hosted TechXchange events throughout North America, with the mission to hear from attendees about their workplace challenges, and to offer insight into positive trends that are changing how people work together. In that spirit, here are some steps you can take:

  • Assess the state of collaboration. Take an honest assessment of where your organization is with collaboration. Begin by asking employees about their work preferences and where they would like to see changes. Rather than implementing technologies or changing methods piecemeal, you will get a big picture of the kinds of changes you will want to make.
  • Uncover cultural challenges. Learn where the roadblocks to collaboration are within your organization. Outline what you want your collaboration culture to look like and create a plan that includes encouraging openness and rewarding collaborative behaviors.
  • Decide what metrics you will use. You will want to continually evaluate the value and effectiveness of your collaboration solution. To do so, the company needs to first identify and prioritize goals.

Each of these tips will bring up more questions, but for now you have an idea of the kind of questions and issues that need to be considered. Ask us anything if you want to dive deeper and go into specifics: sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

In the next entry of this series, we’ll look at huddle spaces and why they are valuable to companies that want to improve the workplace experience.

Case Study: How a Design Company Created Its Own Better Place to Work

Atmosphere Commercial Interiors is a design company that prides itself on creating spaces that improve the workplace experience for its clients, which include small businesses and Fortune 500 companies throughout the U.S. So when it came time to renovate its headquarters in Minneapolis, the project’s leaders wanted to make a statement for its employees and potential clients.

They relied on AVI-SPL to integrate the AV technology solutions that would give the staff at Atmosphere Commercial Interiors the ability to control how they work, and improve the way the work with one another.

In the written and video case studies of this project, you’ll learn about the strategy guiding Atmosphere Commercial Interiors, the benefits of the systems and equipment that AVI-SPL integrated, and their impact on the people using them.

Watch the Atmosphere Commercial Interiors video case study, and read the case study on this project.

Webinar Recording: Sharp Interactive Displays

During this webinar, led by Saundra Merollo, Sharp senior sales engineer, you’ll learn about Sharp’s pro AV focus on issues of importance to organizations:

  • Internet of Things
  • Immersive technology
  • Smart connected cities
  • Digital signage
  • Human interface devices

Saundra also addresses the benefits of the latest line of the Aquos Board interactive display system and its features:

  • Sharp collaboration software for mirroring devices regardless of the operating system
  • One-to-many content sharing
  • Capacitive touch technology
  • Advantages of HDBaseT

Get the recording for “Interactive Displays: Applications, Trends, and Best Practices” >

AVI-SPL Concept Catalog: Inspiration for Collaboration

The new AVI-SPL Concept Catalog is here, and it has more of the information you need to make informed decisions about the kinds of collaboration and AV solutions you want to use in your organization. This issue includes:

  • Q&A on advanced visualization in higher education
  • An inspiring overview of collaborative workspaces
  • A brief look at AVI-SPL services, including the ability to bring the Skype for Business experience into meeting rooms
  • How AVI-SPL creates simple, user-friendly control interfaces for meeting areas
  • Zurich Insurance Group case study
  • Links to AVI-SPL’s 2017 webinars
  • And advertisements showcasing the latest solutions from manufacturer partners

Read the new AVI-SPL Concept Catalog. >

Webinar: Trends and Best Practices in Interactive Displays

Join us live, Wednesday, December 13, at 1 p.m. EST to learn what key buzzwords such as “collaboration,” “mirroring,” “touch” and “sharing” really mean in the modern touch-screen environment. Saundra Merollo of Sharp will  discuss applications, industry trends, and best practices.

In an age of IoT, interactive displays are prevalent nearly everywhere. They can be found in a classroom as teaching tools, just outside an elevator as an interactive directory, and even in hospital lobbies, where they can be used to check in patients. Touch displays surround us, and the need for these displays continues to grow.

Register for “Interactive Displays: Applications, Trends, and Best Practices” >

About the presenter
Saundra Merollo is the senior sales engineer for strategic accounts for Sharp Information and Imaging Company of America. Saundra has more than 15 years in the technology, integration and audiovisual industry and has received numerous awards and accolades for her attention to operational efficiencies and customer service. Key roles include putting together display solutions, building relationships with strategic end users and resellers and supporting Sharp’s channel business and end user engagement. She is passionate about keeping up with display industry trends, needs and solutions. Her past experience includes management roles at LG Electronics, TMC and HP, to name a few.