Category Video Collaboration

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.

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. >

Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology

The goal is to create better meeting experiences in your organization. And to do that, you need to know what type of video collaboration and unified communications technology are available, and what to look for in the partner you trust to implement and support those systems.  In the guide “Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology,” you’ll get helpful information about:

  • What you should expect out of your collaboration platform
  • How to justify collaboration technology to decision makers
  • Writing a collaboration technology RFP
  • How to get the right solution
  • The installation process

This guide was created under the guidance of Lou Chiorazzi, VP of unified communications for AVI-SPL. Lou also shared his knowledge in episode 30 of the My TechDecisions podcast. During the podcast, he emphasizes the importance of:

  • The experience companies want to create
  • Possibilities for environments like huddle spaces, boardrooms, and open office environments
  • How to get buy-in from key stakeholders

Download your copy of “Tips for Buying Collaboration Technology” >

 

Oblong Mezzanine: Buy 2 Get 1 Free

To improve collaboration throughout your organization, consider this limited-time offer: Buy two Oblong Mezzanine 200s and get one free.

Oblong’s Mezzanine 200 video collaboration solution makes your meetings more productive and encourages innovation through data visualization, gestural interaction, and real-time annotation of shared content. Multiple users in different locations can interact in real time, sharing multiple streams of content across a dynamic workspace.

Act now so that your organization can:

  • Share, organize, and analyze multiple streams of content from their devices
  • Schedule and join multiple locations for a rich collaboration experience

This promotion to get three Mezzanine 200s for the price of two expires December 31, 2017 so fill out the form on this page to redeem this offer.

This offer also applies beyond the first two systems — for example, buy 6 for the price of 4, buy 15 for 10, buy 30 for 20, and so on.Want to see more? Watch the video: