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A lot has changed in the business scene since the outbreak of Covid 19. To keep afloat, businesses had to revamp how they operate and employ new strategies to achieve their goals. Meetings, which are an integral part of the workday, are now done differently. Before the Pandemic, business meetings were mostly done face-to-face, but they are now being done virtually.

There is a possibility that the way meetings and other key activities are carried out will not go back to normal even after the pandemic. Read on to learn how business meetings have changed since Covid.

It is easier to see who is contributing

Many businesses have a dedicated space or meeting rooms where ideas are brainstormed and key issues are discussed. During these meetings, some participants are vocal and like to air their opinions, at the same time; others hide in plain sight and offer little or no contribution.

In a virtual meeting room, it is a lot easier to see who is contributing and who is not. With no corners and blind spots to hide, it will be easier to tell if everyone is contributing. What’s more, it will be harder for some participants to dominate the conversation.

Not all meetings are necessary

Since the pandemic, many business leaders have wised up. They now understand that herding everyone to the conference room for a meeting isn’t always the best decision. Of course, meetings are important, but they may hurt the productivity and output of a business when they don’t add any value or are too frequent.

With everyone working from home these days, things that were accomplished via meetings can now be done through wireless presentation, conference calls, or email.

Businesses and organizations that have eliminated unnecessary business meetings can achieve their goals quicker because their teams now have more time to focus on important tasks.

Flexibility in meeting timing

Before Covid, businesses and organizations don’t usually schedule meetings first thing in the morning. They seem to have a specific time of the day they schedule important appointments and meetings.

Since Covid, people have become more flexible. They are now willing to schedule meetings early in the morning or late in the evening.

This has helped a lot of organizations strategize better and adapt to the needs of their teams.

No more marathon work session

Not long ago, it was a norm for teams to have multiple days of planning sessions to brainstorm ways to address their current challenges. These gatherings are a mix of business, pleasure, discussions, team-building exercises, and many more.

Since Covid, most people no longer travel for business. Because of this, many organizations have scraped out long planning sessions and focused on solutions that will help their company reach new heights.

Move value on time

The value for time has never been this high. Businesses and organizations now understand that working from home doesn’t equate always working. To ensure that their employees get as much work done during their working hours, teams now brainstorm, exchange recommendation, and offer feedback during cable-free meetings, which usually lasts for a few hours.

Final note

It is hard to say if things will return to normal or if meetings and other key business activities will be carried out the way they used to. In the meantime, businesses should embrace change and adopt strategies that will guide them into the “new normal”.

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Today, most employees bring their own laptops to work, eliminating the need for a shared conference room PC. However, many companies still like it the old way and insist on having a shared PC in their meeting room even if it is more of a headache than of a help.
In fact, one of the major challenges for the IT professionals tasked with supporting conference room technology is maintaining shared PCs. Here are some reasons why companies no longer need a shared PC in their meeting rooms:
The latest survey by Tech Pro Research shows that the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is booming, and over 74 percent of organizations are either already using or planning to allow employees to bring their own devices to work. This rising BYOD trend has resulted in immense benefits to both employees and organizations. It obviously improves opportunities for collaborations and makes meetings more efficient and straightforward.
BYOD also brings significant benefits to conference rooms. Sharing content across tablets and smartphones makes these devices useful for various meeting scenarios ranging from training to sales presentations to planning sessions.
Failure of PC as a Connectivity Hub
There are several effective methods for accessing content during a meeting such as connecting to a tabletop AV content, connecting directly to a display or projector, accessing files from USB storage device connected via DVI or HDMI cable portable storage, etc.
However, many of these methods frequently fail because they rely on the shared PC as a connectivity hub. Whether accessing files on the corporate LAN, connecting a USB drive, or accessing the web, the shared conference room PC has serious shortcomings, including constant software updates, long boot times, and complex login procedures. As a result of this, shared meeting room PCs or laptops can be nightmares for the IT support staff.
Compatibility Issues
By relying on a single shared PC or laptop to run a presentation, you open yourself up to the following scenarios: Not having the latest version of a software that supports a particular file, having to update to new software minutes before a presentation, and dealing with users who want to share documents that only run on apps compatible with Macs.
Quite often we see conference room users run around and stress out trying to figure out a way to get the presentation to run, especially if it contains some sophisticated attachments.
Requires Extensive Maintenance
The shared conference room PC often keeps the IT team on its toes. Making sure the laptop is in proper working order, that the cables are connected to the display, software is updated, and various other tasks eat up a lot of IT team’s time.
Eliminating the shared conference room PC and investing in a wireless presentation system can help businesses save on a lot of time, energy, maintenance expenses, and above all, make meetings much more productive and effective.
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