Your conference room is often the first meeting point with new employees, customers, and other companies; consider what kind of space your office is and what impression it leaves on others. Your boardroom, in particular, should be a professional space that is easy to use. Can everyone easily use the equipment, or are the first 10 minutes of every presentation wasted on understanding the remote? Do you have to fumble between tangles of cables every time you need to connect new equipment? If so, your boardroom needs an upgrade, and our team at Origin HiFi is here to help with easy upgrades!
Employees and visitors must find their way through your building. Our team can install digital signs throughout that will help direct individuals to offices, restrooms, exits, or other notable locations. On the other hand, when your company needs to onboard new employees, a smart AV solution with efficient, interactive training programs incorporating video can be helpful. Covering a broad range of information in a short amount of time is not an impossible task! Audio-visual solutions are more effective than a traditional seminar or an endless stack of training documents to ensure all your employees understand the expectations of the business.
A Breath of Fresh Air
While this is the most straightforward step, opening a window is something not many think about, but it makes a big difference. Spending long days inside can drain concentration, and although not practical to have a meeting outside, letting some fresh air and natural light in is the next best option. Impress participants by raising your blinds with a touch of a button using motorized shade control. Seeing nature has a calming effect which aids in concentration and mental stimulation.
Comfort & Engagement
Comfortable seating is vital for the concentration levels of those in the meeting; chairs that cause backaches can make meetings unbearable. Ergonomic chairs are a great investment, make a proper impression, and will keep participants alert and engaged in the conversation. Chairs on casters are even better, allowing participants to interact easily with each other and the environment.
Dehydration kills concentration fast, and the thirstier a person gets, the more energy they lose. But dehydration is an easy problem to fix! A drink station can spark creativity and participation during your meetings. Providing water is a good solution because it's healthy and has a higher hydration index. Coffee, and other caffeinated beverages, are also fair additions to the mix when countering concentration loss.
Wires, Wires Everywhere
Having wires all around the boardroom is visually unappealing and can be hazardous. You also always end up with a tangle and time wasted figuring things out. There are better options, including incorporating power points into the conference table to allow easy access to power. You can even reduce or limit the power cables needed for some equipment with solutions such as the Power Over Ethernet (POE) and Power Over HDBaseT (POH) standards.
In a large room, it can be nearly impossible for online participants to hear what is said, limiting their input in meetings, so a high-quality sound system is critical. Upgrading your sound system will also benefit those in the office, allowing them to listen to recorded presentations.
The most important aspect of a boardroom is facilitating communication and making it happen as effortlessly as possible. Whether online, in person, or in a hybrid setup, there are solutions to make it work smoothly for you, not against you. If your boardroom or office needs an AV facelift, let Origin HiFi help!