The summer months may be a quiet period for some, but at DisplayNote Technologies we’ve been working hard to bring continued updates to our Montage Wireless Presentation System.
The infamous blackboard. A rather simple invention, but a very effective one – mostly associated with learning. Before the blackboard, teachers had to write the alphabet on the back of student’s hands! Capturing students’ attention was difficult too, because there was nothing to attract them to the front of the room, where the teacher was speaking, and nothing visual to help with learning.
Today’s business world is moving at what seems like breakneck speed. Customer demands are changing rapidly, products seem to come and go, the Facebook mantra of ‘move fast and break things’ is replacing the longer, traditional development cycles.
In a previous blog, we discussed how collaboration has been a part of our lives since we were born. But only recently, has it gained such exposure, especially how important collaboration is in business. In fact, collaboration is top of many company’s agendas nowadays, because the benefits of it are so well known.
But what has caused this rise in awareness of collaboration?
According to research, more than $37 billion per year is spent on unproductive meetings, and management teams spend up to 50% of their time in meetings. Meetings are important in business, but often they aren’t as productive as they should be, with 92% of workers admitting to multitasking in meetings. In this blog, we’d like to highlight 5 ways, we believe, your meetings could be more productive with a wireless presentation system.
You don’t have to look far nowadays to read about the term “collaboration”. It’s a common topic, and for good reason. Since the rise of the millennials, collaboration is top of many business agendas. People see the value in facilitating collaboration in the workplace. Increased creativity, continuous idea-sharing, projects being progressed quickly, better decisions being made – there’s not many reasons against it.
Technology is transforming the way in which we live and work in surprising and unexpected ways. Computing power and cloud connectivity, coupled with mobile devices means we can now walk into a meeting room and share content from one device to another totally wirelessly. Or from one location to another without even having to give it much thought. Touchscreen technology is redefining classrooms and collaboration software is changing how we do business.
Recently we brought you our first blog, highlighting some stats found by BT in their research paper ‘The Mobile Multiplier’. In this blog, we are going to delve into the stats surrounding the importance of communication and collaboration, and how to make meetings more productive.
I first heard the term ‘huddle room’ around the summer of last year, and I’ll admit, I thought it was just a ‘hipster’, millennial term for a conference room. A fad that would soon fizzle out.
I stand corrected.
Towards the end of last year, BT brought out ‘The Mobile Multiplier’ – an excellent piece of research into what employees are looking for to make their working lives easier. It focuses on mobile working, but includes stats around flexible working, communication and collaboration that we found really interesting and, in turn, would like to share with you. The first blog in this series will focus on Flexible Working.