Category AV in Meeting Spaces

How to Choose Your Team Collaboration Platform

Frost & Sullivan has just released a new tech paper to help you “Choose Your Team Collaboration Platform Wisely.” This paper compares team collaboration platforms, such as Cisco Spark, Microsoft Teams, and Slack. You’ll get an understanding of:

  • Market trends in unified communications
  • Considerations for evaluating team collaboration platforms
  • AVI-SPL’s value as a provider of collaboration solutions

Download ‘Choose Your Team Collaboration Platform Wisely” >

What Is Collaboration Technology?

In this interview with Tech Decisions, AVI-SPL SVP of Marketing Kelly Bousman talks about what we mean by “collaboration technology.”

Kelly also addresses related issues that can be of benefit for organizations trying to improve their workplace environment, including beyond its physical walls.

  • What to look for in collaboration systems
  • How to decide which collaboration features are right for your company
  • Differences between in-room and remote collaboration
  • How to get started with a successful implementation of a collaboration solution

Read “Interview: Kelly Bousman of AVI-SPL Talks Collaboration Technology” >

 

Why Huddle Spaces Matter

This is the second in a series of posts about improving the workplace through collaboration technology. Read part one here and part three.

The need to maximize collaboration and business productivity has generated the requirement for more flexible spaces—making huddle spaces so important to companies. These high-tech collaboration areas can be used for impromptu meetings, bringing together remote and onsite collaborators.

Watch this short video to see real-world examples of how huddle spaces can enable team members to get work done easily with collaborative technology.  Contact one of our representatives with your questions at sales@avispl.com or 866-559-8197.

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.