At DisplayNote, we’re all about making meetings better and more collaborative. Collaborative meetings shouldn’t end with the organisation and its staff – it should also extend to any guests who may come in to meet. Collaboration shouldn't stop because of IT policies or network permissions.
No one sets out to put different collaboration solutions in different rooms. As budgets become available or suddenly vanish, as new technologies come to market, as company-wide objectives change course, we can often be left with a wide range of similar but different collaboration tools in different meeting or huddle rooms.
And while one could never classify this as a ‘hair-on-fire-please-get-me-the-head-of-IT-now’ issue left unaddressed it can open the backdoor to a host of uninvited productivity killers. In fact, there’s a good chance one of these silent but deadly killers is already sitting in your meeting spaces. But how to get rid of them? Like all problems, step one is a diagnosis: only can we identify can we take measures to address.
Wireless Presentation Systems should always encourage people to share and work together on ideas, no matter where they are. When it comes to presenting ideas from your mobile device to the main meeting room display, it's important that proximity to the meeting room does not become a barrier.
As a marketing and design team we are always looking for ways to improve upon our current designs and processes.
When we launched our new website in mid-2016, the launch coincided with the implementation of a new CRM system as well as exhibiting at two major trade shows. With limitations on time and human resources, we knew we needed to work really well as a team and execute on the strategy. As part of the process, we built in time, post-launch, for regular site audits and iterations based on audit results.
What is BIM (Business Information Modelling)?
If you are in the architecture, engineering and construction industry you are sure to have come across the term BIM by now.
For those of you who have not yet heard of the term, BIM is an acronym for Building Information Modelling, or Building Information Model. It describes the process of designing a building collaboratively using one coherent system of computer models rather than as separate sets of drawings.
We all want better meetings. Of the 62 Meetings attended monthly by employees, 31 Hours are spent unproductively. And that comes at a cost: an estimated $37 billion is lost every year to unproductive meetings. It’s evident we’re meeting lots but it’s clear we need to learn to meet smarter.
In our latest post, we explore 5 things you can do make your meetings more productive: from ensuring you take good notes, sharing those notes and to using technology like wireless presentation systems for easy screen sharing and reference points.
In days gone by our best thinking would have been done sat alone, staring into space or scribbling ideas down on pieces of paper.
Nowadays, it's increasingly on our screens where we all do our best thinking. You see, our screen is an extension of ourselves - a portal into all of the things that matter most to us: images, bookmarks, sketches, notes, browsing history, dashboards....and showing what's on our screens is now becoming commonplace in every organisation.
Everyone is guilty of attending, running or organising a poor meeting - it happens (unfortunately). But what exactly are the biggest productivity sins in a meeting room?
No matter what type of meeting it is, whether you're discussing strategy with a team of C-suite executives or brainstorming ideas with creatives, there's a good chance you committing at least one of the sins of meeting room productivity.
Meetings tend to dominate the working day and there are, on average, around 11 million business meetings each and every day. They come in a variety of sizes and are organised for many reasons: reviews, brainstorming, planning, idea generation, information transfer and even meetings about meetings.
Meetings are also costly affairs: just think what it costs to bring 6 people into a meeting for an hour and a half; think also of the opportunity cost of that 90 mins, that is - what else could those 6 people be doing during that period.
When we bring people together, it's imperative that that time is as productive and effective as humanly possible.
With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 7 easy-to-implement changes that will start you on your way to maximum meeting room productivity.
Where you work has a meeting room, right? Maybe you’re a remote worker, and then everywhere is a potential meeting room!
Even if you don’t have access to a dedicated meeting room, you probably have a space that is frequently used as a meeting room. What's the plan when those spaces are occupied? Maybe it’s time you equipped your working space for pop up meeting spaces?